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  1. I gotta agree with dapozo on this one TCH When you click on the "Mail" icon in your control center you get various options on the Mail Manager Main Menu... Web Mail Email Domain Forwarding Manage/Add/Remove Accounts Default Address Auto-responders E-mail Filtering Forwarders Mailing Lists SpamAssassin BoxTrapper Spam Trap Trace an E-mail Address Modify Mail Exchanger (MX Entry) The fact that these items ("Mailing Lists" and "SpamAssassin") are in the Mail Manager Main Menu implies a level of compatability and configuration. You've got SpamAssassin configured to work with our regular email accounts, so it seems only reasonable that it should also be configured to work with our Mailing Lists. TCH needs to get it's act together on this IMHO
  2. Thanks guys. I'm really getting there now. I have made the filtering changes and have gone into Horde and verified the spam is getting diverted to the Spam folder, and the messages in that folder now have "*****SPAM***** in their subject lines Is the "blacklist" and "whitelist" stuff in Horde tied into SpamAssassin? That is, if I find something in the Spam folder that should not be spam, do I just select it and click "whitelist?" Or, is there some other way I need to tell SpamAssassin that it's legit. In short, how do I teach it where it needs teaching? As an aside, I went to the SpamAssassin's test performed page and it looks like the application is pretty dern thorough in it's checking.
  3. Ah ha!! That bit of information helps Andy! Now the instructions actually make sense! (and doesn't this point out that the help page needs a little work?) I have followed the instructions to the letter, except that I have input "Spam" instead of "Discard." I assume this will direct all such email to my Spam folder instead, correct?
  4. Bruce, thanks. I saw that page. And it *appears* it is *not* talking about SpamAssassin configuration settings. Rather, it is talking about *Horde webmail* settings and getting it working with SpamAssassin. But nowhere on the page does it explicitly say that. So, this help page needs some editing. Now, let's assume my SpamAssassin settings are correct (which you have not verified one way or the other yet). I therefore assume the section that applies to setting it up in Horde is "Automatically discard spam email." So, I go to Horde and try to follow those instructions. First line *should* read "Click on Filters from the left sidebar, then click New Rule" Second line *should* read "In the first drop down box ("Select a field"), select "Spam Assassin Spam Header" Problem1: There is no item titled "Spam Assassin Spam Header" in that list. There *is* an item titled "Self-Defined Header" Is that what I want here? Is that the same as the SpamAssassin Spam Header? Problem2: When I select "Self-Defined Header" the screen redraws and there is now a blan textbox to the right of "Self-Defined Header" and then there is a drop-down list which defautls to "Contains" and then there is a blank textbox for that value. So, I see... Self-Defined Header:[texbox] Contains: [textbox] What do I put in the textbox for Self-Defined Header? Is that where I input "Spam Assassin Spam Header"? So, would it be this: Self-Defined Header: [spam Assassin Spam Header] Contains: [*****SPAM*****] So, I'm sorry Bruce. I don't mean to be picky here. But this help screen is NOT up to date and it is NOT terribly helpful. And NOWHERE is there ANY mention of the SpamAssassin Configuration screen accessed through the control panel and what kind of setup we need to do there. But if you can help me get these things worked out I would certainly be grateful.
  5. Can someone give me a screen shot of their "SpamAssassin Configuration" screen in cPanel? I have been looking through the forums and doing google searches and I have yet to find a good article on how I should setup SpamAssassin. The "Required score" is already set to "5" I filled in the "rewrite_subject_header" with "*****SPAM*****" (no quotes) But I have no idea what to put in the "blacklist_from" area, the "score" area or the "whitelist_from" area. I went to the SpamAssassin site and tried the configuration generator tool (http://www.yrex.com/spam/spamconfig.php). But it tells you NOT to replace your current config file, and I don't see how to include this stuff in my current file. In fact, what this thing does bears little resemblence to what I am seeing either in my current config file or the configuration screen accessed through cPanel. And once I get all that sorted out there's the question of what I need to do in Horde to help SpamAssassin learn what's spam and what isn't. Am I the only one marveling at the lack of "How to" information on these programs and their integration?
  6. Exactly my point Mark. It begs the question of how we protect these types of mailing lists - from both Spam and virus attacks. In the case of Spam, it seems it is possible to use SpamAssassin with Mailman (see my prior link). And in the case of virus protection, I understand there is a program called CLAMAV (see http://www.tummy.com/Software/mailman-clamav) that can be integrated with Mailman. I would be willing to slog through the configuration integration tasks in both cases, if that were possible, but since it is not then I have to wonder how I can install these types of protections short of direct assisstance from TCH?
  7. I have activiated a couple of Mailman mailing lists on our website via the control panel (Mail > Mailing Lists). I have also activated SpamAssassin. But I am unsure of how I can integrate these two programs. I want to be able to use SpamAssassin to intercept spam sent to our mailing lists. There is an article online on how this can be done. See... http://www.jamesh.id.au/articles/mailman-spamassassin/ But the procedures outlined in the article appear to be out of the scope of what I can do through our website control panel. In fact, I have looked copiously via FileZilla at our website space and have found no evidence of the Mailman application. So, wherever this app is located, it is outside the scope of my access rights as the account holder (i.e., it must be at the mail server level). I asked the TCH support desk if they could help and they referred me to the forum. Although, I think if the Mailman program is installed at the server level, the support function should be the correct route to go through. So, can anyone suggest how I can get these two applications working with each other? And, can anyone shed light on why TCH doesn't support an app that's at the server-side (Mailman: an application I cannot access)?
  8. To address Andy's question...I want to back them up automatically on a regular basis. But since there is a chance I could be over-writing good with bad (my site was recently hacked), the best thing would probably be to back them up incrementally - that is, not just overwrite yesterday's backup but give each a new backup name (include the current date in the filename?). To address Bruce's question...as mentioned above, on or about December 23 my site was hacked . I found spurious links in my pages and even an embedded virus on one of them. And it looks like they accomplished this because I had files with incorrect permissions set (MT saved these template files as 666). So I had the site restored and have had TCH go through and make sure permissions are set correctly on directories and files. I changed my MT configuration to make use of Umask to set permissions better. And, I also had a guy I work with run a security program against my site and it turned up with no vulnerabilities. So, it seems like its condition of the site is sound at present. I suppose if there were a way to copy these to my local drive that would be even better. But that seems beyond my ability (would require script writing and programming). And I don't know how I'd automate backing up sites on my webspace and copying them to my local drive. Is that even possible?
  9. Is there a way to use Cron to backup files (not a db) that are created by my Movable Type program? I have a number of my MT templates "linked to file" in a subdirectory of my site that I use to store them as backups. But there are some templates where I've specified the "link to file" to a different location that's in the root of my weblog site (I use these as sidebar includes). How can I create a Cron job to copy these template files in their current location to my templates backup directory with the others? I tried this as the "Command to run" line... >cp /home/<name>/www/somefile.php; /home/<name>/www/BkUps/somefile.php But that didn't get me anywhere. I'm afraid I know next to nothing about Cron and/or Unix commands. Can someone get me on the right track?
  10. Thanks much. That looks really helpful where I really need to list an email address on a page. And I have some sites where this *will* come in handy I've done a little more research and found a couple of helpful ideas in this article at the HealYourChurchWebsite.com. I have installed Jim Seymour's Simle Contact Form (SCForm) at my site. I invite you to give it a try. Let me know if you see any security holes. Thanks!
  11. To get away from the spam email I was receiving as a result of listing my email address on my website(s), I have been using a contact form produced by Christopher Heng at TheSiteWizard.com. Recently, I was spammed by somebody who found a way to use the form. TCH seems to be monitoring such events quite closely, and the way I found out about the attack was by visiting my site and finding my account had been suspended. This was in spite of the fact that I was the only recipient of the spam and my account had been suspended after only 15 messages. While this seems a bit over-reactionary it is comforting to know that TCH takes spammers so seriously Anyway, I contacted the script's author and informed him of the vulnerability. He suggested that I visit his site and generate a new "feedback.php" file which includes newer php and/or javascript code that should prevent the spam attacks from occurring again. I did that. Unfortunately, I encountered two additional spam e-mail's sent to my Inbox, so I have had to disable the script again and am waiting to hear if the author can plug the remaining hole(s). Does anyone know if a truly secure contact form that I could use on my website? Or, can you suggest some sort of free service I could use instead that has anti-spammer technology built in that could act as my means of visitor communications with me?
  12. I was using BoxTrapper with good results for some time Recently, I decided to try Spam Assassan. But tonight I found my account (dave.englund.name) suspened due to spam I am still waiting for a reply to my help issue to find out the specifics - if it was related to an attack on a contact form I use on my site or my email that was supposedly being protected by Spam Assassan. Frankly, I don't think I like Spam Assassan. And as soon as my account gets unlocked I'm going back to BoxTrapper where NOBODY gets through unless I LET them through. The dirty dogs!
  13. <{POST_SNAPBACK}> Humm...it sounds like your saying I'd have to use a strict TCH URL that is made up of (1)the server my account is assigned to, (2)the "totalchoicehosting.com" domain name, and (3)my username, as opposed to a URL that consists of my domain name. Is that correct?
  14. I'd like to explore using the SSL feature that is part of my hosting package with TCH. According to your online SSL Help, if I understand correctly: a. I need to have someone "turn on" (enable) the SSL feature for my account. b. I then decide how to incorporate the SSL refers (https) into my site structure. Got a few questions... 1. Are there any "hidden" charges I might run into using the SSL package that comes with my TCH account? 2. Once it's "enabled" for my domain name, then I can choose to use it or not. Correct? It's not going to mess up my site if I *don't* use it (if I leave my URL's as "http")? 3. Do I have to use it for my whole site, or can I use it for just individual files/pages and/or directories? The help file seems to suggest the later. And I would prefer to "try it out" on a contact form I have before extending it to any other areas.
  15. Dudes, I have been looking around on your forums lately for various tidbits of info I need to help me on my website(s). And I like do a search and find a bunch of related posts. But when I click on any of them to read the post, they like don't load and I eventaully get an error page. Strange thing is, if I do a search via Google with the same search criteria, I'll find a hit for one of the same posts on TotalChoiceHosting forums, and I can like read it by going through Google. For example... http://www.totalchoicehosting.com/forums/l...php/t17609.html So, is this a problem in general with viewing posts on your forums, or is it related to viewing posts within a search results listing, or like what??
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