MailBee.NET Objects is a set of robust and feature-rich .NET components for creating, sending, receiving, and processing e-mails. Packed with “must-have” and unique features, these components help developers add even sophisticated e-mail functionality into their applications quickly and easily.

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Visual Studio

Written in 100% managed code, MailBee.NET Objects only require the .NET framework be installed on the computer.

MailBee.NET Objects can be used in any .NET language including C# and VB.NET. Supported .NET frameworks include .NET 2.0/3.0/3.5/4.0.

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MailBee.NET Objects fully supports:

Protocols

  • •  SMTP/ESMTP
  • •  POP3
  • •  IMAP/IDLE/XLIST
  • •  HTTP
  • •  SSL/TLS
  • •  SASL
  • •  NTLM
  • •  Kerberos
  • •  SOCKS4/5
  • •  HTTP Proxy

Security

  • •  DomainKeys/DKIM
  • •  S/MIME
  • •  SSL/TLS
  • •  APOP
  • •  NTLM/GSSAPI
  • •  CRAM-MD5/DIGEST-MD5
  • •  FIPS
  • •  OAuth
  • •  OpenID

Formats

  • •  MIME/.EML
  • •  .MHT
  • •  Outlook .MSG
  • •  Outlook .PST
  • •  XML
  • •  HTML
  • •  RTF
  • •  MS TNEF
  • •  vCard
  • •  iCal
  • •  PDF

Servers & Services

  • •  MS Exchange
  • •  Lotus Notes
  • •  GroupWise
  • •  IIS SMTP/POP3
  • •  IMail
  • •  MailEnable
  • •  AxiGen
  • •  SmarterMail
  • •  SurgeMail
  • •  MDaemon
  • •  Kerio
  • •  CommuniGate
  • •  hMailServer
  • •  Exim
  • •  Postfix
  • •  Sendmail
  • •  Qmail
  • •  Courier
  • •  Dovecot
  • •  Cyrus
  • •  Zimbra
  • •  GMail
  • •  Hotmail
  • •  Yahoo

…and any POP3/SMTP/IMAP compliant servers

MailBee.NET Objects bundle includes licenses for all MailBee.NET components.

With MailBee.NET Objects license, you also get these MailBee.NET components for free: BounceMail, HTML,MIME, ICalVCard.

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POP3
Component
Download e-mails and headers from POP3 servers, parse them, save attachments or HTML with embedded pictures with this high-performance and easy-to-use component. The accurate MIME parser produces Outlook quality of decoding e-mails. More details…

IMAP
Component
This component can do everything the POP3 component does, and much more: download and manage folders, search, flag, upload, move, copy e-mails, download their envelopes or any specific portions of e-mails. More details…

SMTP
Component
Efficient tool for composing and sending e-mails in .NET applications. Mail merge, attachments, forwarding, send a web page, send without a relay server, multiple SMTP servers for higher loads, all of this in a few lines of code. More details…

AntiSpam
Component
You can easily teach this component from your existing samples of spam and non-spam e-mails to distinguish between them with a very high confidence. The Bayesian algorithm will then effectively recognize spam e-mails with a very low chance of false positives. More details…

Security
Component
Extends TLS/SSL capabilities of SMTP, POP3 and IMAP components beyond just connecting to SSL mail servers (like Gmail.com and Live.com) by adding support of certificates. Also provides S/MIME facilities for e-mail encryption, signing, decryption, and signatures. More details…

Outlook
Converter
With this easy-to-use .NET component you can convert e-mails from Outlook 97-2003 .MSG binary format into the standard MIME .EML format with a single line of code. Inverse conversion from .EML into .MSG is also supported. More details…

BounceMail
Component
Lets your .NET applications parse bounces, track the delivery of your e-mails, and unsubscribe invalid e-mail addresses. More details…

HTML
Component
Parse or adjust HTML data, access its DOM structure, strip unwanted content, extract BODY section, find images or links. More details…

MIME
Component
Create and parse e-mails in MIME format, work with attachments, plain-text and HTML body, embedded pictures, and headers. More details…

ICalVCard
A set of .NET classes which implement support of iCal and vCard formats. More details…

PDF
Component
Make PDF from such HTML documents as invoices, quotes, and reports. More details…

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I don’t know whether you have started to notice that a lot of people are wanting help with their cows and ducks on Facebook (and I am finding it a touch annoying as I am not fond of cows),this activity is due to a very popular online game called Farmville.
What prompted me to write this list germinated when the few Farmville updates turned into a stream and then became a raging torrent. On Facebook you can actually turn this stream off in the settings section which is a good thing as I have stopped counting sheep when trying to go to sleep and started counting bovines… by the way Mashable have a post that shows you how to block those fascinating Farmville updates.
For those of you who are statistically minded… the Facebook-platform game FarmVille has
80 million players.
It’s been named social networking game of the year.
It’s played by people young and old
It’s bigger than Twitter.)
So what have the settings for controlling Farmville streams have to do with not sharing certain things on Facebook. Well there are settings on Facebook that allow your updates to be made very public or private and Facebook’s latest privacy changes in the last few months have actually made more information and photos public in its bid to open up the previously very private walled garden of Facebook (unless you go back to your settings and reset the privacy controls) in its bid to compete with Twitters real time open stream of information in this increasingly competitive social media world as more marketers start implementing social media marketing campaigns like Ford, General Motors and Tourism Queensland (Best Job In The World).

Privacy

Privacy

So  to protect your reputation, personal brand, your bank account and your privacy you need to be very careful what you write and post on social media channels.
30 Things You Should  Not Share on Social Media
  1. What chicken you are plucking or cow you’re milking on Farmville on Facebook
  2. How many you have killed on Mafia wars or where they are buried.. again on Facebook
  3. Party photos showing you inebriated or a hand placed where it shouldn’t be
  4. That you are having a party.. you might get more guests than you counted on
  5. Photos  revealing  you flirting with the bosses wife at the annual work Christmas party
  6. That you are having an affair
  7. That you are thinking of having an affair
  8. Complaints about your boss
  9. That you hate your job and want to leave.. you might get your wish.. involuntarily
  10. Don’t share photos or an event that reveals that you were not sick that day at work
  11. That are you are planning to take a sickie
  12. Drama with your friends
  13. Issues with your parents
  14. Passwords.. unless you have more money than brains
  15. Hints about passwords like dogs names
  16. Images and videos of your children
  17. Updates on Facebook after you have escaped from Jail and on the run (don’t laugh it has happened)
  18. Revealing your thoughts about a court case… when on jury duty
  19. Don’t link personal sites to professional business sites like LinkedIn.. don’t mix business with pleasure
  20. Financial information such as how much money you do or don’t have in your bank account
  21. Personal Information
  22. How to get more friends or followers.. it already sounds like a scam
  23. You are leaving on a holiday
  24. The dates you are away on your holiday
  25. Your daily schedule.. burglars have been known to use these little hints to their advantage
  26. Showing you doing something stupid .. not good for personal branding
  27. Your bodily functions
  28. Revealing extreme views on Race, Religion or politics
  29. What you had for breakfast
  30. Finally, If you are not comfortable about it … don’t share it

Do you have more things you think that should not be shared on Social Media networks?

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How To Increase Your Facebook Page Fans By 1,000%

If you are a smaller company with a blog and don’t have the resources of a major brand then there is one simple thing you can do to increase your company’s Facebook pages fan numbers and that is installing the “Facebook Social Plugin” in your WordPress blog, which is only a 5 minute task. It makes it easy for people to “like” your company’s Facebook “Page”

Jeffbullas.com Facebook Page Social Plugin

Jeffbullas.com Facebook Page Social Plugin

It has increased my Facebook fans numbers by 1,000% in less than 4 weeks ( I had just over 30 Facebook fans on my JeffBullas.com Facebook page less than 4 weeks ago and now there are over 330) and the only thing I have changed is adding the plugin.

You just need to go to the plugin section of your WordPress dashboard and then

  1. Search for “Facebook Social Plugin”
  2. Download the plugin
  3. Then click “Install”

If you don’t want to do it  your website developer can do it for you quickly and inexpensively.

Give it a go and let me know how you went.

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Examples Of Incentives To Acquire Facebook “Likes” and Email Subscribers

The incentives that can be offered to acquire and engage Facebook Fans and subscribers include

  1. Participating in a Guinness world record attempt for the most likes in 24 hours – Kraft Foods’ Oreo cookie brand set out to set a world record for the most “Likes” on a Facebook post in 24 hours.  Oreo asked their fan base of 16 million to help them set a Guinness world record for the most Likes on a Facebook post in 24 hours and they secured 114,619 “Likes” on the post.
  2. Offering coupons providing a saving of $1 on your next coffee purchase…. now who doesn’t like saving a $1 on their next coffee? – (Coffee-Mate)

Coffee-Mate decided to use the the email acquisition tactic rather than “like” and offered fans a free $1 off coupon for a Coffee-Mate purchase on the Facebook Page via app after an email address is requested.

Coffee-Mate

Coffee-Mate

The Free Flavor Friday started out as a one-time offering of 100,000 free bottles of Coffee-mate, but due to the success of the campaign, the company added another 20,000 bottles. When the demand continued, the company decided to offer more coupons to its Facebook fans for $1 off a bottle of the coffee creamer. Getting a coupon is as simple as entering your email address, users do not have to Like the Page and coupons are printed directly off the Facebook Page.

The Page currently counts more than 254,200 Likes and at least 120,000 people have used the Facebook Page to receive a free bottle of product, so the simple campaigns seems to have been rather effective.

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Facebook’s rise as “the” social network has taken it from the college campus to the company boardroom in less than 2 years. Major brands have embraced it and the power of the Facebook social network with its ability to share your updates instantly in real time globally with your fans without buying a large database of email addresses is unprecedented.

Why Would You Want To Add Facebook Fans To Your Company’s Facebook Page?

The reason is simple.

If you have a Facebook page and you have 1,000 people that have “liked” your page, when you update your organisations Facebook page with your latest blog article or news item, it then appears instantly in the updates of all those 1,000 Facebook people who have liked your page. So you have with one update provided the  opportunity to create 1,000 impressions, so spreading your content and news in real time!

Like

Like

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Corona Light cross-media campaign this past year included a goal to become “The Most Liked Light Beer In America.” A most notable part of this was to use Facebook, and by fanning the page you could see your picture up in the bright lights of New York City’s Time Square. The campaign was a great social media success in the sense that it had fans interacting on the pages as well as spreading the story of the billboard by word of mouth. The billboard ran for a month until the beginning of December, and many fans were able to snag pictures and be a part of this Facebook-based advertisement.

 Corona

Corona

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Domino’s Pizza has completely revamped its brand image this year through advertising campaigns, and a heavy focus on interactive social networks. As they were coming to the realization that their pizza previously tasted similar to cardboard, they started a tab on their Facebook page where fans could voice all of their complaints with the popular chain. Regardless of any opinion on whether their new pizza has actually improved, their use of Facebook to listen fans opinions was a great way to begin to improve a deteriorating image that was initially attached to their brand. Domino’s continues to be extremely interactive on the page offering responses and updates for fans.

 Domino’s Pizza

Domino’s Pizza

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Popular cereal company Kellogg’s teamed up with Feeding America, and the Facebook page Kellogg Cares comes as a result. The page has been a quick increase in fans, and the content posted makes it such an interactive success on the social network. The page’s aim is to educate younger generations on proper nutrition through posts and video updates. Kellogg’s used Facebook in an extremely humane fashion to raise awareness for a particular issue.

Kellogs

Kellogs

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To go a whole list without mentioning at least one company that has utilized Facebook’s new popular feature, Places, just would not be acceptable. Southwest partnered up with the Make A Wish Foundation for an excellent charitable promotion that had the airline donating a dollar to the organization every time a passenger checks into a Southwest served airport. The promotion has had great success, as it is for a great cause, and it has it helped Southwest gain over 1 million fans on the social network. Be sure to check in on your next flight and join an excellent campaign.

Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines

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The first pizza chain’s Facebook campaign to appear on our Year End list is Papa Johns. They promoted their Papa’s Speciality Pizza Contest using Facebook, and it created quite a buzz and a growth in fans as a result. The contest put the fans taste buds and creativity to the test as it was up to them to come up with a new pizza for the company. The winner also saw a piece of the profits, so it was not too much of a surprise that this creative campaign helped the popular chain’s fan-base on Facebook continue to expand.

Papa Johns Pizza

Papa Johns Pizza

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A little before the beginning of Spring, Microsoft’s Facebook page for Bing launched a campaign that helped them accrue almost a half million new fans on the social network. The search engine did this by giving away FarmVille currency to all new fans that hit the “Like” button. Bing drew in great traffic and their page grew rapidly, but engagement of the content on the page was drawn into question. The Microsoft page responded by making itself a hotspot with the latest news about the popular Zynga developed game to keep their new fans around.

 Bing and Farmville

Bing and Farmville

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Popular fast food chain Jack In The Box, and their slightly creepy mascot Jack, added a nickel in an imaginary jar for every new fan they accrued on Facebook in their October Rich Fan Sweepstakes. They started at just over $2,000, and when they gave away the money about a month later to a randomly selected fan, the jar was up to over $11,500. Needless to say, giving away free money is one of the best and easiest ways to acquire new fans on the social network. It was certainly a creative campaign though that helped the fast food chain see an explosive increase in fan numbers.

Jack In The Box

Jack In The Box

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2010 saw a shift in Ford’s promotion techniques as they began gearing their campaigns towards social media outlets, and they really pushed the boundaries with innovative ideas. This past summer they released tidbits of info leading up to a Facebook event unveiling the 2011 Ford Explorer. The campaign was the first time a car company has ever used a website to reveal their new model as opposed to an auto show. Ford also went as far to randomly select one of their fans to giveaway a free Explorer upon their fan total surpassing a certain number

Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer

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In February of this year, popular department store Target left the choice of where to donate $1 million into the hands of their fans on the social network. The company used an application titled “Super Love Sender” and kept fans updated in real time which charity was in the lead. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ended up being the winning charity. Overall though, the excellent campaign was a complete success as it created quite a boom on the store’s Facebook page.

Target

Target

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The Department store Kohl’s gave away $10 million to various schools decided by the votes of their fans on Facebook. It was an excellent promotional campaign as the 20 schools with the most votes were each given $500 thousand. Kohl’s Facebook page sky rocketed to well over a million fans, and the winning schools each tallied well over 100,000 votes. Kohl’s hit it out of the park so to speak with this campaign centered around the social network, and they did an excellent job utilizing social media tactics to help in its social responsibility efforts.

Kohl

Kohl

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Facebook marketing campaigns seem to be going all warm, caring and fluffy recently as brands realize that solving problems and helping those in need can be a very effective marketing tactic.
Three of the Facebook campaigns in this list have an altruistic reason behind their campaigns, from donating $500,000 each to 20 schools to raising funds for the “Make A Wish Foundation”.
The marketing goals for the Facebook pages vary but quite often the simple goal of just increasing their fan count to their Facebook page seems to be top of the list as brands have worked out very quickly that being able to communicate to 1,000′s or even millions of fans via a simple status update is very efficient highly leveraged marketing. Companies have also realized that people’s main reason for becoming a fan for the most part is not so charitable, but is about having access to the latest special offers and freebies.

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While interesting content can be added to W all Posts in the form of links, photos and videos, our data ind icates that simple Posts achieve the most engagement. The two most effective types of retail brand Posts contain a single photo attachment or use only words. Status-only Posts – Posts only containing words – receive 94% higher engagement than average.

Avoid more complicated Posts, such as those with attached links and thumbnail photos.

Keep posts simple

Keep posts simple

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Fans engage well with coupons. When offering coupons, don’t make fans do the math. The data indicates that “$ off” offers generate twice the engagement of “% off” offers for the retail industry. Even small “$ off” discounts – less than $10 – receive 17% higher engagement than “% off” promotions, showing that fans prefer tangible cash discounts, even if the actual dollar discount is small.

Coupon offers

Coupon offers

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When it comes to deals, fans look for a straightforward offer. The top ten sales keywords were analyzed to determine which receive the most user engagement. The data indicates that retail brand Posts containing the sales keywords “$ off” and “coupon” receive the highest fan engagement. Retail brand Posts containing “$ off” receive a 55% higher user engagement rate, followed by Posts containing the word “coupon,” which is 39% above the average.

Popular sales keywords, such as “sale” and “% off,” receive the lowest fan engagement.

Key words for Facebook offers

Key words for Facebook offers

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One of the most underutilized Post techniques is one of the most engaging. Data shows that brand Posts employing the fill in the blank strategy (eg. I like…..) generate Comment rates nine times higher than other Post strategies. The data supports that this is a proven strategy unique to the retail industry, yet less than 1% of retail brands are utilizing this tactic.

Facebook post structure

Facebook post structure

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