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  1. Ah, OK, got it. I had never heard of port 26 being used for SMTP, but I knew there were a bunch of other ports ISPs were starting to use. Thanks!
  2. I guess I'm wondering how that would work. If I tell the client to send out SMTP mail to port 26, how will that work unless the server is also listening on port 26? I thought that servers listened on specific ports for specific types of traffic.
  3. Are you suggesting changing the SMTP port on the server? Is that something we can do through CPanel?
  4. When you don't do all of your computing in one place, leaving all of your email on the server becomes phenomenally useful. With GMail's powerful search capability, having years' worth of email available online from wherever is not only possible but truly useful. As a long-time sysadmin, I can assure you that many, MANY people like to leave their mail on their server(s). Getting people to trim down their huge on-server mailboxes is a constant part of sysadmin life.
  5. I do the "free hosting thrown in with site design" deal myself for clients with smaller sites. Throwing in hosting for free (in reality you're just building the cost into what you charge for design, of course) also puts you in control of where and how their site is hosted. Since it's at good old reliable TCH and you control their hosting account, you eliminate 98% of the hassle of developing sites, which is dealing with whatever mangy, no-good webhost someone is using. I can't tell you how many hours I've spent fighting with lousy hosts that my clients were using. I've got most of them switched over to TCH now, either as resold accounts under me or with their own normal TCH accounts!
  6. Yes, DeVry is indeed a well-established and respected school. I think their reputation suffers because of their cheezy TV ads back in the 80s that made them sound like a heating-and-air conditioning repair school rather than a college/university. But they are a good, nationwide, for-profit university.
  7. The University of Maryland University College UMUC was founded in 1949 to offer distance learning to active-duty military personnel during the cold war. Anyone who did any work toward a college degree while in the military has probably heard of them. They are a fully accredited university, part of the University of Maryland system, and are probably the most experienced and respected institution there is that offers a wide variety of distance-learning degrees. They are a great choice, as they have 55 years of experience in teaching college courses to working adults on a part-time basis; they're not some brand-new "school" founded to grant diplomas over the internet. UMUC offers 23 undergraduate (bachelor's degree) programs and 18 graduate programs over the web. UMUC information UMUC is NOT the cheapest option out there, but is comparable to other popular options like University of Phoenix or DeVry
  8. Huh, never tried that before, but I just tested it and -- sure enough. Can't attach a .exe or a .zip file containing a .exe It just does extension-checking, though, so adding ".jpg" to the end of the file name allows you to send it, if you like. Bit of a hassle, that.
  9. By my stopwatch, the counter seems to be going up .001 MB in 25 seconds, or 25,000sec/MB (almost 7hours/MB). Again, though, not sure how long it's been at that specific rate or how long it will stay that way. The announcement on April 1st definitely seemed to be saying that they wanted to slowly-but-surely increase the limit on a more or less continuous basis.
  10. If you go to the login page, you can see that they are continuing to increase the total capacity for everyone's accounts just like they were last Friday, just at a far slower rate. It looks like about 3-4MB/day or so, but I'm not sure if it's a constant rate. There's also no way to tell whether they'll continue this slow ratcheting-up process indefinitely.
  11. Remember, though, GMail was originally announced one year ago today. At that time, everyone thought 1GB per user was an April Fool's joke, said it couldn't be done. Now everyone is matching it. Google does have some other good April Fools' jokes up today though. In a way, they are overselling, just like banks "overlend" their money supply. If all depositors came at once to withdraw all their funds, the bank couldn't possibly handle it (see "It's a Wonderful Life" for Jimmy Stewart's explanation). In the same way, I'm sure Google doesn't have 1GB (or 2GB) of actual available space online for each GMail user. At the same time, with the prices of high-density storage and with modern compression techniques, it wouldn't be impossible.
  12. evanmc, the reseller space is yours (once you pay TCH for it) to divide up into websites as you wish. You can charge customers whatever you want and on whatever interval (monthly, daily, annually, per decade) that you want. Billing and collecting is up to you. I think there are many resellers (such as myself) who don't actually "resell" that space at all. I use mine to host websites for a lot of non-profits that I do websites for, and throw in "free" hosting for some small clients as well. On those, it really costs me nothing extra and eliminates any worries about wasting time dealing with some other hosting provider. One hour's worth of my development fees pays for two months of my entire reseller's bill from TCH, anyway. I find the biggest money-loser and time waster in the web development business is dealing with three-way disputes between the client, the developer, and a hosting firm. For larger customers, I just get them to buy space direct from TCH. At least that way I know they're hosting someplace reliable.
  13. Out of curiosity, why would you want to run ASP page specifically on Linux? The only reason I can see to do that would be if you had your own Linux server or if you wanted to use a mix of ASP and PHP or Perl. If you're specifically looking to do ASP, I'd stick with Winders.
  14. Just finished (re-)reading the Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy (all five of them) in between studying for my Cisco exams and my MCSE upgrade (just finished renewing ALL my certs -- WHEW!) I'm currently reading The Confessions of Saint Augustine.
  15. That is a cool page -- if you bookmark the result you can just go right to your "random-number-of-the-day". Here it is for 1-thru-40: http://www.random.org/cgi-bin/randnum?num=...=1&max=40&col=5
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