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Setting up modern email for early Mac OS 8.0 - 9.2.2


Setting email up under Mac OS 9 and earlier has become much more difficult with modern security standards, however it is still possible. Custom Domain setup At this stage I’ve managed to set up a functional email account by using a custom domain... More

Storing Vintage Computers


When storing vintage computers there are a number of precautions you need to take to ensure there is no damage caused to your machines.   Portables If storing a laptop/portable Mac you should always remove the battery. Batteries should be ... More

Open Firmware Scripts


Writing a script Sometimes it’s more useful to put a number of commands into an Open Firmware script rather than entering them directly into the Forth ‘shell’. Scripts can be written with any text editor that can create .txt files. This is the d... More

Disabling CPU cores on a Multiprocessor System


Sometimes it can be useful disabling CPU cores for testing purposes, for example, if you want to test an application under single-core use. You can change settings within Open Firmware to make your system believe it has fewer processors than the n... More

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HTTPS and why it's a problem for early Mac OS


Introduction Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is a protocol used for securing information sent between a web browser, and a web server. HTTPS is standard HTTP served over an SSL connection. This creates an encrypted connection betw... More