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.
So.. are you prepared for shoppers standing in your store and comparing your prices with competitors by smart phone? - http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704694004576019691769574496.html?mod=WSJ_hp_mostpop_read
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..
We got a note this morning that there is maintenance going on with an email server that may effect some clients. I’m sure you know the drill.. usually these things take less than an hour to resolve. If you are affected you should be able to check your mail online through your webmail address.
Recently we’ve been working with Baraboo Candy Company on a variety of tasks all focused around, you guessed it.. selling candy. It’s not a hard task when Baraboo Candy Company’s “Cow Pie” candies are practically synonymous with “Wisconsin”… If you’ve not taken a big bite out of a Cow Pie!, Now’s the time.
I was posting a response on another website discussing approches to social media, and I thought I’d share this with you….
My experience with social media is that it’s organic and personal. For most of us our lives and personal interests connect deeply with our business anyway. If we explore and follow people, brands and networks that interest us personally we tend to blend in others who are like minded in business and life in general. That’s where the doors start to open up and not usually the ones we were conceiving of when we started. I love the bit about being yourself. I think there is success in just being in social media and as soon as you start overtly “doing” you lose your authenticity. -
Of course you’ve probably already heard me spin on about this on this before…
The advantage (or maybe not so much..) of a home office is that you can get some work done no matter how you’re feeling. There is no “sniffle & stay home” rule here!
So let’s see, what’s going on this week…
Hosting - First collection of hosting forms have gone out today. Simply review the form and choose the package that bet fits your needs. Chances are the package you currently have is fairly similar to the new ones. However, I know some of you could save some money of the course of the year by choosing a maintenance package instead of paying hourly labor changes for updates.
What I’m Working On - On my desk at the moment is the new site for the Bank of Mauston which I hope will be going live fairly soon. I’m also working on a site for a New Newfoundland photographer. Great images too. I look forward to sharing that one with you. I’ve also been working on some print advertising over the weekend. Having fun with the historic, parchment & treasure map look.
Learning Tip – I’m going to be posting links here every so often to help you learn a bit more about computers, websites & social media. This week have a look at a website called; YourLogoMakesMeBarf.com. It’s harsh for sure but sometimes there is a place for a good dose of reality. The main point here is, don’t let you’re cousin’s sister design your logo. Well, unless she’s a graphic artist of course!
Skillet Creek Media says it all. (but you can still use Baraboo Interactive Services.. for awhile as we make the transition!)
As you can see, we’ve changed our name. The old label of “Baraboo Interactive Services” served us well enough for over a dozen years now and I’m sure it could have served another dozen. But it has to be said too that the business has changed a lot since back in 1996. When dove into the “web” business you could still say the word “internet” and be laughed out of a room. I know, I often did!! Back then asking people to look 5 or 10 years forward was quite a challenge. Thankfully there were enough forward thinking folks in our community to keep me off the streets! Today of course we could’nt live without the web.
Still, the more things change the more they remain the same, as the saying goes. Now we’re talking about Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Google Wave and all sorts of new stuff we have labeled as “Social Media”. A website by comparison seems well, “bookish”. Nothing wrong with a good book mind you, it’s just that now we tend to want to easily be able to communicate with the author in a variety of ways. Skillet Creek Media can help you do that.
In addition, what what we do here has changed. Sure we still offer web design and hosting services but we also offer so many new services as well, not to mention the growth of our own online publications.
I think too, we’ve also found our niche over the years and that was not being expressed by our name. Skillet Creek Media accomplishes that goal. The “media” bit I’m sure you’ll understand. Let me tell you a bit about Skillet Creek (The real one.). “Skillet Creek” is a little known little stream runs through our area like a thread, tying together many amazing and beautiful locals. Skillet Creek runs from Devil’s Lake State Park westward and drops down the beautiful, but privately held “Skillet Falls”, then continues through the hill walls of Pewit’s nest and then out to the Baraboo river which rifles through the city of Baraboo continuing out through the Lower Narrows and on to the Wisconsin River.
Our daily efforts bring nature and business together as we focus on regional tourism and outdoor recreation. It’s hard for us to talk about marketing in our area without talking about the natural beauty that brings people here all year round. Add to that my personal love if not occasional obsession with Devil’s Lake, Sea Kayaking, and all sorts of outdoor recreation and it becomes an obvious fit. Skillet Creek Media says it all. Let me know what you think!