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Ways To Unblock Your Hotmail Account

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If your hotmail account is blocked, you are not alone. There are a large percentage of hotmail users that complain about having their accounts blocked.

There are many different reasons why your hotmail account may be blocked. It could be because you have tried to use the wrong password and reached the allowable number of tries. Or it could be because someone has tried to open your hotmail account and used a wrong password. Probably, the account was used in mass mailing or used in prohibited ways. Another reason is if your hotmail account was hacked.

Now what do you need to do to unblock your hotmail account? Here are some of the things that you can do.

Maven Compilation Failure (not supported in source 1.3)

Maven compilation failures due to annotation and generics not being supported. This is because Maven by default uses JDK 1.3. To fix this, you should specify the version in your POM.

Maven Error Getting Dependencies


Solution for “Resolution will not be reattempted until the update interval of central has elapsed or updates are forced. Original error: Error transferring file: Connection timed out” is to use the -U option to force an update.

@LongLink When Using Tar In Solaris


The Solaris Tar is unable to handle very long file names.
If a tar file contains very long names, it throws an errors and creates a file @LongLink.
The solution is to use GNU tar instead, which is available on Solaris 10 at /usr/sfw/bin/gtar

How to Lock the Screen for Macs


If you’re working with sensitive materials or in a public environment, such as in the office, it is good practice to lock your screen whenever you are not at your desk. This is especially important …