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  1. Moving Email To Google Apps (gmail)

    Thomas- I didn't mean specifically for my account, but for TCH in general. I would think that this is a common issue and everyone would like to see the answer, as opposed to it being locked away in my help desk tickets. Is there a way to get a formal response rather than me going over there and posting the answer back here? Also, one follow up question - If i transition my account over to Gmail, the minute the MX records are updated, all new emails to be directed to those servers. However, what about any old emails? Can we still login the TCH webmail and retrieve emails delivered prior to the migration? Thanks, Chuck
  2. Squirrel Mail not working?

    i'm also having issues w/ squirrel mail on server 12: Internal Server Error Unable to open engine binary (php) at cpsrvd-ssl.pl line 4505 main::phpHandler() called at cpsrvd-ssl.pl line 3387 main::dodoc_webmaild() called at cpsrvd-ssl.pl line 633 main::dodoc() called at cpsrvd-ssl.pl line 539 cpsrvd/10.9.6 Server at chuckandmelissa.com
  3. Moving Email To Google Apps (gmail)

    i'm finally getting around to doing this, but now this restore thing has me worried. TCH - is there something that can be done to your automated server restore process that reloads the MX records without customer request? thanks, chuck
  4. Google is advertising a new service that allows you to use gmail as your webmail backend. For me, that seems like a no-brainer because they offer 2GB of storage per email account. Gone are the days that I have to monitor my wife's contractors to make sure they didn't email a huge spreadsheet around (or a bunch of vacation photos). However, I realize that this is something that needs some technical setup, and I wanted to make sure that TCH supported such a practice. I'm testing the migration on my sandbox account (www.chuckmalani.com) first. I've requested a new CNAME DNS entry for gmail.chuckmalani.com. The next step is to change the MX records. Here is the text from the google page (URL not included because it points to my google cpanel...) Is this supported by TCH? Thanks, Chuck
  5. Moving A Site To Tch

    Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately, there are several reasons stopping me from going the routes advised. Bottom line, I'm done doing freelance contracts, so I want to end all services. This would just be one more thing for me to manage and potentially forget. Thanks, Chuck
  6. Moving A Site To Tch

    I'm helping a business get their site redesigned and live on the web. I've recommended them to use your services because I have been using you guys for years and am extremely satisfied. They have the following: a website a domain name, which I registered for them I will be installing the site for them, but after that, they will be managing it themselves. There shouldn't be changes to the website itself, but I'm concerned about the domain name renewals every year, as I plan on transferring the ownership to them once the redesign is complete. I'm afraid they may forget or disregard reminder emails. So my question is this - does TCH have a service where the domain is transferred to the business owners name, but TCH monitors and pays the renewal fees, and then bills the hosting account holder automatically in the hosting invoice? Thanks in advance, Chuck
  7. i helped some friends set up a mambo community website. they are up and going now and get new users every now and then. my account is set up as a super administrator so that i can log in and help if they have technical issues in the future. however, there is something in mambo that sends registration emails to ALL admins, so i'm getting emails requesting accounts or whatever. so i set up my mambo email to be a new email account in the cpanel. is there a way to get that email inbox to auto-purge to /dev/null (or similiar)? i dont want to put in a bogus email because i dont know if that will impact the mambo email functionality. Thanks, Chuck
  8. Need A Secure Contact Form For My Website

    I had a similiar issue and I installed PHPMailer. You can find it here: http://phpmailer.sourceforge.net/ Its not a contact form, but a php class, that you can use on the backend of your existing forms rather than use the php mail() function. So, if you have sites that have custom forms and you were using the mail() function in the form's action (like i was...) then this is a suitable solution. Many programs use the PHPMailer class (Mambo for instance...) and there is a great tutorial on phpfreaks.com: http://www.phpfreaks.com/tutorials/130/0.php Good luck... Chuck
  9. Why use iframes?

    I use it mainly for not having to add menus and other "one time" stuff more than once. Then a iframe comes in handy if usual frames doesn´t look good. <{POST_SNAPBACK}> i agree that the implementations of iframes that i have seen tend to look much nicer than frames. what i still dont see is why seperate parent and iframe html files would be appropriate for content specific to a single page. in the example of the pixie pixel website, she has her index.htm with all of her navigation template markup, and then she is including the frame for the content. why not just put the content in the page? why not just make a standard, reusable "skeleton" html template with the "one time" stuff created once. then each time you want a new page, take that general template page and insert specific content. she said she's using FP, i dont have experience with it. but in Dreamweaver, you create an initial template page 1 time. then you create each specific website page using that template. if you make changes to the template, it applies that change sitewide to each page derived from that template.
  10. Why use iframes?

    but why use an iframe in the first place? am im missing something?
  11. Link Problem

    thats really weird man, i'd say open a help desk ticket, they might be able to see something behind the scenes w/ your apache settings or whatever that we can't from the web... good luck! chuck
  12. Link Problem

    additionally, you may want to check this out for a cleaner navigation solution: Listamatic: Fat Erik 5s Simple Pipe List: chuck
  13. Link Problem

    off the top of my head i have no clue, but in looking at your source, "links" is slightly different... you have: ><td><a href="/funny">Funny</a></td> while the rest of the link locations have a trailing "/": ><td><font color="#FFFFCC"><a href="/photos/">Photos</a></font></td> maybe try that? not sure... chuck
  14. Php-nuke>gallery>thumbnail Errors

    yep, it helped me. thing is, i had gallery installed already. now i went to upload some pics for the first time in a while, and it seems that ImageMagick was moved from /usr/bin to /usr/local/bin did anything else get moved around? i'm on server 12. thanks chuck
  15. How To Help A Client

    hi all- i do freelance design, but i am completely unqualified to do any search engine stuff. i optimise pages w/ css design and other good SEO principals, but i dont sell marketing services or promise placement. a client of mine is immediately asking me why he's not in google. i explained the whole process to him and said i could ask around for a good marketer/marketing company. he's found someone that will promise him "top ten in search engines" using some special "software". i find that hard to believe, especially since the web is a big big place and what if 11 people using the same software tried to hook up the same keywords! if thats the case, then someone is not in the top 10, and the service is completely invalid. my question is, how can i find reputable companies that do marketing services or placement? i dont want to point him to a spammer or some other bad practice that will hurt him long term. also, does anyone know good questions to ask a person im interviewing to weed the good from the bad? thanks! chuck