MacHighway Blog

Patty.machighway.com blacklist issues 1/7/2013, 1/8/2013

A customer on the patty.machighway.com server had their email address compromised by a spammer. The spammer then sent several thousand messages out from patty.machighway.com which has caused the server to end up on multiple blacklists. As a result, many of our customers on that server have received bounce-back replies from servers rejecting their messages. Once […]

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Of cPanel updates and email connection limitations.

Fortunately, only a few of our servers yesterday were negatively effected by a cPanel update that reset our email connection limits. Unfortunately, a few of our servers yesterday were negatively effected by a cPanel update that reset our email connection limits. Now, we don’t want to blame cPanel. They offer a robust product and these updates […]

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How to setup a shared photo hub using Gallery on your hosted space.

I recently went to a wedding in Athens, GA for my brother-in-law. The wedding was held at an amazing location, a massive tin factory converted into an artists studio with large scale statues everywhere. Not only was the location something awe inspiring, but the bride and groom also hired a mobile petting zoo with goats […]

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Scheduled Maintenance: gil.machighway.com

Maintenance Window: 10/05/2012 between 9:00pm and 10/7/2012 9:00pm CST. Impacted equipment: gil.machighway.com On Friday, October 5, beginning at 9 PM Central time, we will be performing necessary critical maintenance on the server “gil.machighway.com” to replace a failing hard drive. We are also using this opportunity to upgrade the server hardware as well as add an […]

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When is it spam? A quick guide to knowing when to mark email as spam.

You have 3 emails in your inbox: Message 1 You’ve received an awful joke of the day message from your cousin. Of course you have; she sends one every day. Message 2 You’ve received some chain letter that Snopes disproved years ago but a co-worker never checks his sources before blasting out emails to his […]

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How to retrieve your forgotten passwords

At the top of this series of posts about passwords, I encouraged you to “Go ahead and forget your passwords.”  If you followed this sage advice and did in fact forget your passwords, you will find that this leads to an inevitable problem: You’ll have forgotten a password. As much as we’ve trusted our computers […]

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WordPress hacks are becoming more common. Take these steps to protect your site.

I love WordPress. Its ease of use, flexibility, and expandability make it my go-to whenever I’m starting a new site. But just as Voltaire once said (though we’re 80% sure he wasn’t speaking of WordPress): “With great power comes great responsibility.” The power of WordPress has made it one of the most popular web apps on […]

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What makes a strong password?

In my last article, I discussed how and why it’s a good idea to use unique passwords for everything and then advised you to forget those passwords. In that article, I made note that there will be times when you need a memorable password that you don’t want to forget. When that need arises, you’ll […]

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Go ahead and forget your passwords.

I can’t tell you how many frustrated grumbles of “I’ve got too many passwords,” I’ve heard from customers and co-workers in my career. We all know it’s true; We’ve got passwords for our email, our control panel, our client area, our WordPress admin area, and that’s just where your MacHighway web hosting account is concerned. How […]

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