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Compress Pdf files for email

From Latex generated Pdf files that contain pictures are usually very large, for example, my résumé that contains my profile picture and pictures of my certificates is about 4.0 MByes big. That size is usually too large to send per email for an online job application. The solution is obviously to compress the Pdf to…

SMTP Test Tool Swaks

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The well known method to test a SMTP setup is telnet tool, but the disadvantage is that you have to know the SMTP protocol. The following examples are to test a SMTP server for receiving and sending emails. But to test attachments and TLS, and more advanced options telnet is less adequate. Swaks is developed…