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November, 2009

  • 24 November

    How to defend a virtual private server from hackers

    Email forms are a common way for hackers to send spam. If you use email forms such as Matt’s script (often known as FormMail) or other similar mail scripts, your server could be vulnerable to attacks. If you have clients or simply other users creating sites on your server, you …

October, 2009

  • 29 October

    Email aliases file in Linux

    Question: How do I manually setup email aliases in Linux? Answer: Generally speaking, there is probably no reason for you to modify your aliases file manually. In some cases, however, a script will require you to edit the file, and it is important to know where it is and how …

  • 5 October

    Take advantage of free email on your domain

    One of the many features that comes in any web hosting package is free email hosting. By simply routing a domain’s name servers to a web host, one can set up email accounts on the domain. It’s amazing how many people do not take advantage of this feature. Having a …

September, 2009

  • 15 September

    Does your host allow bulk email?

    A number of hosts these days offer unlimited email accounts. While this can be very useful for websites with many staff members, you may not be able to send out bulk email. In an effort to conserve precious bandwidth and CPU usage, some web hosts have banned the sending of …

  • 14 September

    Kraft loses dispute over Oreo.nl

    In a rare victory for the little guy, a domain arbitrator has ruled that Kraft has no right to Oreo.nl, which the company recently filed a dispute over. J.C. van Winkel registered Oreo.nl in 2000. He uses the name for his personal email, but never set up a site with …

  • 3 September

    Stomping Out Spam

    Spam is an ongoing problem with any email account, but many people with their own websites are suddenly placed in the position of needing to fight spam on their own. A good web host, however, will provide you with options that should make it pretty painless for you. When I …

June, 2009

  • 29 June

    Email forwarding, aliases and autoresponders

    Three common email services that a good web host offers to its clients are: forwarding, aliases and autoresponders. All three can be very useful for both individuals and organizations. Forwarding allows the user to keep his current email account, possibly on another domain, and redirect emails coming to a new …

  • 19 June

    POP3, IMAP, and Webmail

    When signing up for web hosting, a new user will encounter a lot of new jargon. Among those many new terms are: POP3, IMAP, and Webmail. All three are related to how a mail server delivers and presents email. Although webmail is becoming one of the more popular choices, with …

May, 2009

  • 26 May

    Symantec Releases MessageLabs Intelligence Report

    Computer security giant Symantec announced the release of its May 2009 MessageLabs Intelligence Report. Covering a wide variety of Internet threats, the report details some disturbing new trends. Most notably, spam has increased by 5.1% since April. It now accounts for 90.4% of email. Where you live depends on what …

  • 26 May

    Obama to appoint Cyber Czar this week

    The Washington Post reported this morning that the White House will soon announce plans to appoint a national cybersecurity adviser who will oversee strategies to protect the United States’ government-operated and private computer networks. Speaking under the condition of anonymity, a White House official said that the “cyber czar” will …