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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
  16. matman

    Php Help

    Actually, Kaz, changing the quotes from " to ' in your HTML is not correct, although it will work on many or perhaps most web browsers. What you want to do is type in /" when you are typing a string to be output to the browser and need to have a quote. The backslash is the "escape code" -- it tells PHP "No, this isn't the end of my string; I want to put an ACTUAL quote mark INSIDE the string, please!" ><?php echo "<a href=\"Page.aspx?Go=Shop\">Go the shop</a>"; ?> See this link for more complete info on how to format PHP strings: PHP Manual page on string data
  17. Kaz, remember that the ' or "single quote mark" signifies the beginning and end of a string in JavaScript. So when you type this: >'directories=no,height='400',width='600',location=no,menubar=no,scrollbars=yes,status=no,toolbar=no' Javascript sees: >'directories=no,height=' as one string, >',width=' as another, and >',location=no,menubar=no,scrollbars=yes,status=no,toolbar=no' as another, with some non-string values in between.
  18. Hey, the thread is titled "Don't Look"! I guess he gave fair warning!
  19. What you're asking for is a LITTLE complex, but doing it with MailMan would be relatively easy. It would simply require manual intervention every so often. If I understand correctly, you are publishing a for-pay email newsletter of some kind. You want people to be able to go to your website and sign up for delivery, but you want these automated sign-ups to only get five issues for free before having to sign up for paid receipt. If that's right, then all you'd have to do with MailMan is look at the recipients list every couple of days and manually prune out everyone who was added more than ten days ago. What are you using to deliver your newsletter now?
  20. matman

    On Hold

    I'm pretty sure that means that at the very least someone has looked at your ticket.
  21. Actually, my code just had an extra space in it, and I should have used the short opening tag like so: <?=$_GET['nop']?>" And it doesn't need a semicolon (to run) since it's just the one line. See the bottom of this manual page: http://us4.php.net/echo
  22. Now that I look again, I can see that Don is right -- MailMan will do MOST of what you want, but won't work exactly like you're envisioning. Although if you were willing to go through and manually delete people from the database after their ten-day trial it would work OK for you.
  23. The problem with what you posted is that in your PHP file you don't mark off the part that is PHP code. This is done by enclosing the PHP code in tags like this: <? ?> or better yet, like this: <?php ?> Here is what I think you want to put in place of the code you posted: ><b>Name of Pet: <INPUT name="name_of_pet" value="<?php = $_GET['nop'] ?>" style="HEIGHT: 22px; WIDTH: 310px"> Basically, the way I do it is to create the form as I normally would, leaving the "value" blank (value="") and then come back afterward and insert the php code inside the quotes -- that's the way I keep it straight in my head.
  24. The price for tranferring refers to who holds the domain name registration for you. If your domain is registered with GoDaddy, Network Solutions, Dotster, or some other reputable registrar, my advice would be just to keep it there and get them to change the "Name Servers" to those at TCH. If your old web hosting company registered it for you, my advice would be to move it away. You could have TCH be the registrar, but my advice is to keep control of your domain name with a seperate registrar from where you actually host the site. Here are two good ones: GoDaddy.com Dotster.com
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