On the new servers we use a service called Spam Assassin. You’ll have to turn it on through your Cpanel if it’s not already. The program tags all suspected spam email. You can either have the tagged mail deleted directly on the server or use the tag to sort the mail in your Outlook or other email program. For basic instructions on how to use Spam Assassin click here.
It’s been a long and involved process to get everyone over to our new servers, but the end is in sight. (And the crowd goes wild!!) Of course, there are still a couple of folks who need to make their DNS changes and we’ll be working with them.. maybe pestering a bit as well, to get change completed by early next week. On Friday, the 20th.. our old server accounts go down for good and we’ll be pushing forward with new adventures.
Remember, if you’re having any trouble making your name server (DNS) update, let me know. I’ll do what I can to help of course.. Just keep in mind that I can’t hold back the April 20th deadline.
I certainly hope you’ve seen the newsletter we sent out last week regarding our hosting server change. That process has begun in earnest now and we’re nearly halfway through the task of moving about 1oo websites over to your new servers. As I mentioned, our hosting clients will now have much more control of their own sites, through our new Cpanel. In Cpanel you can manage your email, check your stats, back up your website (Including database & email accounts), and much, much more. I’ve been so looking forward to getting these upgrades into your hands!
Of course, if you don’t work on the web every day, it’s not always easy to figure out how to use all the new features, or even to set up a new email account on your computer. Well, for that reason we’re happy to introduce our new “How To” section filled with video instruction on how to do just about everything from changing your DNS to setting up your email accounts, to even adding a new database! You can check that out here http://www.skilletcreekmedia.com/client-section/how-to-everything/.
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WordPress version 3.0 was just released which looks a lot like the last version but under the hood is a major upgrade. If you’re seeing the new yellow “upgraded now” bar in your wordpress admin screen I’m sure you’ll be wondering if you should “click” it. Well, yes… IF you are only a version or two behind AND you back up your website first including the mySQL database AND you know what to do if the site “blows up”. Bad auto upgrades can usually be fixed but you need to know what you’re doing and have good back ups. I can tell you that the upgrades I’ve done on our websites and servers have been pretty much flawless which is always a joy.
We’re still seeing issues with that pesky mail server. It seems to be effecting about 4 clients. We’re sorry about that. The Server Admins are in the process of migrating you folks over to a new mail server which is taking a few days to complete. In the mean time they are working to keep the old one working as well.. If you can hang tight, I’m told we’ll be on the new server pretty soon..
Hi, We’re having a couple accounts feeling some webmail and POP account issues this morning. I’ve checked and it is being worked on at this time. No ETA at the moment. But I’ve made a call and added my voice..