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  1. It's been way too long since the last time I took the time to say how good TCH is. I recommend TCH regularly in various support forums I frequent and have never had anyone contact me afterward with any suggestion of a complaint. Good pricing, wonderful support and servers which are configured properly for the most popular software. I'll be a happy customer forever.
  2. Outlook And Webmail?

    This is for Outlook Express, but I think Outlook is the same. Tools - Accounts - Properties - Advanced Tab At the bottom is 'Leave a copy of messages on server'.
  3. Wordpress Automatic Updates

    I don't know about the second part, but I've never had Wordpress auto-updates work, either. I get the same error you get (can't remember the directory it references) every time I try. It isn't that difficult to upgrade manually, though - just dragging and dropping folders.
  4. Calendar

    Depends, I think, on the people. I know people who can work magic with a very complicated program like Excel, who won't even try far simpler software becuase 'it's too confusing'. Probably the only thing you can do is install it and show them the admin section. It seems pretty easy to me.
  5. Calendar

    I use this on a couple of sites - it's not bad, and it's free: http://www.k5n.us/webcalendar.php I have also embedded Web-based calendas from Google and 30boxes on sites, but the styling options are very limited.
  6. Shut Down Of Ftp Support On Blogger

    If I understand, you already have your domain hosted here at TCH. Installing your own copy of Wordpress doesn't involve a WP 'accout'. Wordpress is really just open source software, like Joomla or Zencart. As Bruce mentioned, WP is easy to install. It mainly involves uploading the folders and files to your hosting account using FTP, and making a few changes in a configuration file. I've done it in 5 minutes. I've never used Blogger, so I don't know how (or if) you can merge your existing blog entries with the new software, but I'd be surprised if there isn't a way to do it.
  7. Payflow Link

    There is a Payflow Link module for Zencart, but it's old and never worked very well, anyway. I switched to another payment processor after a couple of months with Link, and would suggest you do the same if you can.
  8. Content Managment Systems

    Go to your CPanel account, and click on Software / Services/ Fantastico De Luxe. FWIW, I don't recommend using Fantastico. Installing the programs manually yourself gives you more control and provides you with information about configuration you won't get by having someone else do it for you.
  9. Some time ago, I used Phorm (http://www.php-form.net/) and had good luck with it.
  10. Building A New Site?

    This, which I found somewhere on zdnet.co.uk sums up my feeling about Flash perfectly: Flash There's nothing wrong with Flash, provided you don't use it to construct web sites where people want to find information, navigate easily or do anything beyond passively consume exactly what you choose to give them in exactly the way you've decided. There's also nothing wrong with using it for a splendid splash screen replete with movies, sound and animation — if you don't mind frustrating, annoying and possibly even driving away people who might, just might, have something better to do. In fact, Flash-based web sites are quite possibly one of the most useful pieces of network technology around. Like heroin or microlights, they ensure that those who think it's a good idea aren't around to annoy us for too long.
  11. What Do You Do With Your Old Computers?

    If it works and you don't need it, check out freecycle.org - someone in your area will want it.
  12. I See You've Redecorated

    I like the new look. It's a lot cleaner, and all the controls seem to be where I expect them to be. My only suggestion would be the same suggestion I wanted to make about the old version - eliminate the 'Happy Birthday' posts. They're just clutter.
  13. You can do that through the TCH domains registrar (under Services on the TCH home page), but in my (limited) experience, it's hit-and-miss as to whether they actually grab the domain or not. It may depend on how long the redemption period is for the guy who owns it now.
  14. I can't speak for TCH, but I'm with you on this one. The idea that any online business using a merchant account wouldn't verify CC information in real time is ridiculous. The chargeback resulted mainly from a failure of their process, not your error. I'd demand the $50 back, and switch to a different registrar as soon as I could.
  15. Internet Explorer 8 Released

    My experience with the IE8 Beta is that it's considerably more standards-compliant (that is, more Firefox-like) than IE7 or (shudder) IE6.
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