How Do I Unblock Hotmail?

The internet has changed how most of us communicate and interact with each other. Gone are the days of handwriting long letters to our friends, and sending cards through the mail is a thing of the past too. Today, most of us use email as our first line of communication, along with our ever-present cell phones. But there are times when we need to unblock Hotmail or other email services.

Email Services

Personal and business email has changed how we communicate with friends and business contacts completely. There are numerous different email services available – everything from individual email services like Hotmail, AIM and Yahoo to services that provide access to multiple email services like Meebo and Pidgen.

However, constantly checking personal email can be problematic for companies, schools and public internet computers alike. Network administrators have grave and justified concerns about emails infecting work stations and entire networks with malware, viruses and even worms as a result of both receiving and sending emails from unauthorized outside internet email.

Filtering Software

One of the ways in which email services like Hotmail and others are blocked is through the use of internet filtering software. In large part computer network administrators place internet filtering software prevent unauthorized access to outside emails and to prevent web surfing on websites that are unauthorized or considered potentially dangerous to the network. In both cases, the primary concern is that work stations and the network server may be infected with malicious software that can destroy files, gather private and proprietary information illegally and in general create mayhem and destruction. It can costs schools and businesses literally thousands of dollars in work time and lost productivity to scrub not only the infected work stations, but also the network server and other infected work stations as the malware spreads from station to station.

Bypassing Filtering Software

For students and employees alike who want to unblock Hotmail and other email services, the answer is a membership on a proxy service. Proxy services go around filtering software by presenting their logon page as an innocent and non-aggressive web site that does not pose a threat to the computer network. Proxy services are usually by membership only, so the user needs to purchase a membership that will grant them access to the proxy server. Once a user has logged on to the proxy server, they are able to access their Hotmail unblocking abilities, along with gain access to other email services and websites that the filtering software blocks.

Best Singapore Banks And Their Services.

Singapore is the best commerical hub and a placed to offer private banking to those of high personal wealth.As one of the world’s largest foreign exchange centers, Singapore offers a natural home to Bank.In every Singapore bank displays all the characteristics which contribute to its continued economic success.

Banks provide numerous financial and personal services.All the retail banking services are available such as credit and debit facilities, mortgages and loans. Beside this they also provide services on estate planning, whereby the value of an individual’s estate can be maximized. Income tax advice and other personal tax matters are a part of the financial service provision and securities and assets investments will be a significant factor too. Other services include trustee services, credit and trade finance letters, foreign exchange, fund management, electronic and wire funds transfer, and corporate administration.

List of Banks in Singapore:

Bank of India – Singapore
Provide services in Trade Finance, Loans and Syndications, Forex Covers, Options, Placement of Deposits in major currencies, Twin currency deposit scheme, Remittances and a host of other Banking Products.

OCBC bank Singapore
OCBC bank in Singapore was formed in the year 1932. Three banks merged to form OCBC bank-the Chinese Commercial Bank Limited, the Ho Hong Bank Limited and the Oversea-Chinese Bank Limited.Today they has an asset of $110 billion and operations are conducted in fourteen different countries and territories. OCBC is one of the leading financial services groups in Singapore.

ABN AMRO Singapore
ABN AMRO opened its first Asian office in Jakarta in 1826 to finance business ventures in the Dutch East Indies.They have a clear focus on consumer and commercial clients in local markets and focus globally on financial institutions.

Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS)

It is a non-profit industry body which promotes and represents the interests of the banking community in Singapore. They works closely with the Monetary Authority of Singapore and other government and non-government agencies to support their respective roles in developing and upholding a sound financial system in Singapore.

Other banks in singapore

Barclays Bank PLC
23 Church Street, (S)049481
Landmark Category : Bank
District : Raffles Place

Barclays Capital
60B Orchard Road, (S)238891
Landmark Category : Bank
District : Dhoby Ghaut

Citibank Great World City Investment Center
1 Kim Seng Promenade, (S)237994
Landmark Category : Bank
District : River Valley

Deutsche Bank
991 Alexandra Road, (S)119964
Landmark Category : Bank
District : Telok Blangah

EFG Bank Building
25 North Bridge Road, (S)179104
Landmark Category : Bank
District : City Hall

Of Business Ethics And Moral Compasses: Should You Sell Products You Don’t Ethically Believe In?

PASSION to PROFIT PREAMBLE: The only way to take control of your life, raise your standard of living and move beyond merely surviving is to create your own unique product or service that you offer to increasing numbers of people in exchange for the things of value that you desire. This simple formula applies to countries as well as people. A self-sufficient economy has its own products or services of value to export to the world. Similarly, a self-sufficient individual has something of value to exchange in the global marketplace. That thing of value is based on your natural talent, skill, or interest-in other words, your passion!

Scenes for discussion at your next dinner party
Opening Scene 1: Many years ago, I was offered many thousands of dollars to do a Turn Your Passion into Profit workshop at a major venue in the states. I turned it down. Why? The workshop was being sponsored by a cigarette company. I just couldn’t see myself standing on stage with a big cigarette ad on a banner behind me. Even though I would be delivering information on self-empowerment and business success, I would be associated with and indirectly supporting the improved brand-identity, and agenda of the sponsoring company.

Cut to Scene 2: I once won a trip for two to a tropical island. Part of the requirements and terms of accepting the prize was that my name and/or photo could be used in future promotions for the company. The sponsor was an alcohol company. I refused the prize for the same reasons as for Scene 1 above.

Fade to Scene 3: A few days ago, someone asked me a question.

Him: Walt, what’s your religion?

Me: That’s a leading question.

Him: I mean, are you a Christian?

Me: [I paused to find the right answer.]

Him: Well, are you Muslim?

Me: Those aren’t the only options, you know. The question is not as bad as the ever-popular ’Have you stopped beating your wife?’ trap, but it’s almost like asking, ’What kind of gun do you carry?’ It starts with an underlying presumption that doesn’t step back far enough in objectivity.

Him: Ok, well do you believe in God?

Me: Again, the question is flawed. Of course, if I was forced to answer yes, or no, I would say yes, but that really doesn’t tell you anything about me. For one thing, you don’t know whether we actually share the same concept of God. My god could be a turnip, for all you know.

What’s more important, for me, when I meet or do business with someone is not to determine what particular religion (if any) she claims to belong to, but to see if she shares the same sense of personal ethics and moral compass that makes us compatible. Many crimes against humanity have been committed in the name of religion. Many Klansmen claim to be good Christians, and many terrorists claim to be good Muslims.

It’s a person’s overall belief system and if their actions are consistent with those beliefs that matter to me.

Dissolve to Scene 4: A few nights ago, some friends and I had a lively discussion about different products to sell in business. Their own view was that a business owner merely fulfills a need for the public.

Them: If the public wants processed meat, sell ’em processed meat. If they want cheeseburgers, sell ’em cheeseburgers. If they want cigarettes, sell ’em those too. One product is just as worthy as another.

Walt: But what if I believe smoking cigarettes is both personally, publicly and environmentally harmful? And, what if I don’t believe people should kill and eat animals?

Them: People have a choice. You’re not forcing them to buy it.

Even though as the seller, I’m not the one doing the killing or smoking, wouldn’t I be violating my own personal ethics by selling something that contributes to the killing of animals and contributes to people’s (as well as my own “secondhand”) deteriorating health? Heck, just so you know where I stand: If for some reason I had a can of soda lying around my house, I wouldn’t offer it to a guest to drink since I believe it’s poison, even if they think it’s food. We (myself included) all admit I’m a bit strange that way.)

That’s just my opinion

So my own choices are guided less by how much money there is to make, but simply if I feel good about what I am promoting. Does it fit with my own sense of what is right and wrong? In dealing with people from many cultures and creeds, it seems that there is an underlying belief that business is merely about filling a need. And that “good” businesses to get into-meaning those businesses that can make big money-are inherently and necessarily those that pander to vices, or not-so-healthy desires.

The difference between morals and ethics.
Now, before I ask you to consider where you stand on this issue, let me offer a few definitions.

Morals are what a society decides are in its best survival interests.

This varies from society to society, and what’s frowned upon by one society can be perfectly morally acceptable in another. A moral code, therefore, is a series of agreements to which a person has subscribed to guarantee the survival of a specific group-the group, in this case, being society.

A survival action is a moral action. And those things are considered immoral which are considered contrasurvival-or contrary to the survival of the group

Ethics, on the other hand, is the study of the general nature of morals and of the specific moral choices to be made by the individual in his relationship with others. It’s based on one’s personal beliefs about what is right and wrong. An ethical code, therefore, is the set of certain restrictions indulged in to better the manner of conduct of one’s life. A person conducts himself according to such a code because he wants to, or because he feels he is proud enough or decent enough or civilized enough to so conduct himself. Ethics is a personal thing.

So, for example, if the society through agreement, and enforced by its laws, agrees that it is immoral and therefore illegal to grow and sell your own herbs, or to offer a service that is deemed against the group’s best interest, then it can become a personal ethical challenge when you engage in that activity. At the same time, just because something is deemed acceptable by the society and its laws (say the death penalty), doesn’t mean your personal sense of ethics makes you comfortable with engaging in or supporting that activity, and that is the point of discussion for today’s column.

So, where do you draw the line?

Here are some questions I’d like to challenge you to consider today:

How far will I go in the furtherance of my business agenda?

Where are my own sense of personal ethics and moral compass guiding me?

What does my belief system-my religion, as it were-tell me is right and wrong for me to do?

As a business owner, do I simply provide a need, and simply sell whatever is “legal” to sell regardless of whether I personally believe in it?

Or do I offer the world something that moves it in a positive and uplifting direction, according to my own beliefs and passion?

Do, can I, should I personally sell a product I know to be harmful?

[Personal] As a coach, do I help others succeed in business if they choose to sell such products that are not in synch with my own beliefs?

Just some things to chat about at your next social gathering, and when you do, please include me in the discussion!