We all get spam. It’s very annoying, and ever increasingly time consuming. Particularly if you’re a reseller, you’ll probably have realised now that your customers depend on you to look after them and look to you for advice on how to configure their hosting accounts to best protect them.
Here’s a quick and simple way to protect your users (and yourself!) from a deluge of spam.
In WHM, head to the ‘Exim Configuration Manager’ under Service Configuration:
Then scroll down to the Apache SpamAssassin Options – here you’ll find the top option is to switch on SpamAssassin globally (without the option for users to turn it on). By default, a spam score of 5 or more (balanced between aggressive and loose spam identification scores) will result in a ‘SPAM’ heading being added to the e-mail.
This then allows an e-mail filter to be easily set up to allow users to easily dump spam in their trash without having to read it for themselves!
Firstly, apologies for the lack of recent updates to the blog – we’ve been quite busy!
Now, onto the main news for the moment. Things are changing here at DPS Computing. As director of DPS Computing Limited I have decided to revert DPS Computing back to a sole trader business.
The effects to our clients and visitors should be minimal, if anything at all. DPS Computing is still going to provide the same services that it provides at the moment (including the blog). The only change is that we are once more going to be trading as an independent trader as opposed to a limited company.
There are a number of reasons for this.
Firstly, due to external opportunities that became available to myself, I am no longer able to put in full time hours at DPS Computing. However, I am still involved in DPS Computing and working on its different products and services. Any changes to products and services will be communicated via the website and directly to any current clients of our products or services.
Secondly, due to the fact that I am no longer working full time at DPS Computing, I want all the time that I put into DPS to be spent developing products and services, maintaining and supporting them, answering customer queries and providing a good quality service. If I continued to run DPS as a limited company then a significant proportion of time would be taken by admin, taking away from the actual products and services that we provide. Bearing this in mind, as I am not working full time at DPS Computing, becoming an independent trader once more will allow DPS to provide you with better products and services.
Thirdly, we will be able to streamline our business model for the benefit of our customers.
In conclusion, DPS Computing Limited is undergoing transition back to DPS Computing. However, we’re still going to be here! (just like we were when we made the transition to a limited company).
You may notice changes to the website over the coming weeks and months due to the transition. If you have any questions or queries please feel free to contact me.
I’d personally like to thank all our current clients, members and visitors for their continuing support and I hope that I can rely on your continuing support.
Thanks for your understanding and support!
DPS Computing Limited
Yes, that’s right, you’re not seeing things. You are now able to get 5 years paid web hosting at the fantastic price of completely free!
DPS Computing Limited is proud to announce, in a groundbreaking move, that it is offering 5 years on our quality web hosting service for completely free with any orders of our ‘Standard Website’ web design package (or equivalent or above).
There are numerous components that need to be put together for your own or your company’s website. Two of the vital components are web design and web hosting. Without web hosting, there is no way for anyone to access your website.
This fantastic offer means that for 5 years your website can be seen online using a web hosting package that is provided completely free of charge!
You can enjoy an already fantastic range of standard and additional features included with DPS Computing’s Linux web hosting packages without having to worry about any additional expense.
This offer alone will save you at least £125 off the current web hosting prices with a package that has a recommended retail price of £666 over 5 years!
The Linux web hosting packages offered by DPS Computing Limited come with the industry leading cPanel control panel software to allow you to easily control every aspect of your website and its management with an easy to use graphical user interface.
And that’s not all. You also get access to Softaculous – software which will automatically install over 270 scripts to your website in a matter of minutes with no technical knowledge required! This allows you to improve and extend your own website as you wish with minimal effort – including adding a blog or content management system to your website.
For a full list of features of our Linux web hosting packages see here and here.
With this move, DPS Computing Limited becomes the first company in the world to offer 5 years free web hosting with its web design packages.
Linux is one of the most popular operating systems for running on a web server and is usually cheaper than an equivalent Windows package. cPanel/WHM is one of the most popular control panels for managing a hosting package on Linux.
In this tutorial we are going to go through the steps to create a new e-mail address (and account).
What Is An E-mail Address
Now, I’m sure that all of you will be familiar with what a e-mail address is – for example – firstname.lastname@example.org. An example of an e-mail address that we might have at DPS Computing could be email@example.com. Everything after the ‘@’ symbol is your domain name that you have associated with your cPanel account. So if you web address/URL/domain is ‘mydomain.com’, all of your e-mail address will firstname.lastname@example.org. What you put in place of ” is completely up to you – however it is advisable that it gives an indication as to what the e-mail address represents and/or who it is for!
For example, for e-mails relating to the running and administration of your website you may create the e-mail address email@example.com.
It’s a relatively simple process to create a new e-mail account within cPanel and we’ll go over how to do this in the rest of this tutorial.
Creating Your New E-mail Address in cPanel
Firstly, you need to log into your cPanel area – this is usually at mydomain.com/cpanel, mydomain.com:2082 (both ‘insecure’) and mydomain.com:2083 (secure SSL connection, where available).
After this, you will be presented with the main menu. You then need to select the ‘E-mail accounts’ icon (shown below):
After you select this icon you will be presented with a new area, at the top of the page, where you can create new e-mail accounts:
The Different Parts…
Lets go through the different fields now.
E-mail – this is the e-mail address that you are going to create. E-mail addresses typically consist of alphanumeric characters as well as dashes (-) and dots (.). However, they don’t have to include all of these – in a lot of cases, only letters are used. For a full list of e-mail address rules, see here. You get to configure the ‘local part’ of the e-mail address in the text box – that is everything before the ‘@’. Then for the ‘domain part’ your usual domain (or a subdomain of your domain) will be selected. This can be changed to other available options using the drop down menu. You will only be able to select domains or subdomains that are associated with your web hosting account.
Password – this is where you select a password for your e-mail account. You will use this along with your e-mail username (the first part, ‘local part’ of your e-mail address). It’s always a good idea to make sure this is secure (as with any password) but especially with passwords relating to your website as you will find that even with a modestly popular website, bots (and humans) will come along trying common and ‘simple’ passwords in an attempt to gain access to your e-mail account. You can also use the ‘Password Generator’ to create a very secure password – the chances of your remembering this password that it generates are negligible – so it’s advisable to take a note of it, in a secure manager, by using a password manager such as KeyPass. If you create your own password, make sure you don’t select any words from the dictionary or other simple passwords. The best combinations consist of at least lower and upper case letters as well as numbers. The best passwords will register as ‘Very Strong (100/100)’ in the ‘Strength’ indicator box.
Mailbox quota – this is the size of your mailbox – i.e. how much disk space on your web hosting account the emails to this address can take up. If the mailbox reaches this quote, new e-mails are usually bounced back to the sender with the appropriate error message. In most circumstances it will be fine to set the mailbox quote to ‘unlimited’ – meaning that the e-mails to this address can use as much space as necessary, although you are welcome to accept the default limit of 250MB (or indeed set another value in the text box).
The New Configuration
After you have configured all the options you should have something similar to the image shown below:
The ‘ticks’ next to the boxes represent that valid values have been entered. In order to successfully create the e-mail account, all the fields should have a tick next to them.
Your New E-mail Address
After you have verified this you click the ‘Create Account’ button at the bottom of the form. After you have done this you should get a message informing you that the creation of your new e-mail account has been successful:
And you should also notice that it has appeared in the table of e-mail addresses (which shows all your other e-mail address, as well as the new new e-mail address):
And there you have it – another e-mail account for your website successfully created! :).
The 45 day money back guarantee is industry leading – offering 50% extra risk free time to evaluate your web hosting purchase when compared with the industry standard.
David Smith, Managing Director of DPS Computing Limited, stated: “We are always looking for ways to improve the experience for all of our customers. The new 45 day money back guarantee that we are offering on all of our web hosting packages further asserts our commitment to providing the ultimate web hosting experience. By offering one of the most flexible money back guarantees, along with 50% extra time for our customers to evaluate their packages, when compared with the industry standard, we are extremely confident that this can ensure a risk free period of web hosting for our customers to put their web hosting packages to the test. The 45 day money back guarantee shows how confident we are in the quality and value-for-money offered by our web hosting packages”.
Why DPS Computing Web Hosting?
This guarantee is in addition to some excellent, unique features including discounted support for the ColdFusion language, CFML as well as free weekly account backups – which usually retail at £50/year.
In addition, all of DPS Computing’s web hosting packages are on cloud based servers – offering the ultimate in reliability, resources and security. Cloud based web hosting is usually charged as a premium feature with the majority of web hosts, however DPS Computing includes this as standard.
Everything you’d expect is also part of each packages, including free technical support, 24×7 server monitoring and no contracts or minimum terms!
DPS Computing is offering a wide range of web hosting packages, all cloud based for ultimate reliability and performance, starting from just £25/year.