The Best PayPal WordPress Plugin I Have Ever Used

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Dec 052019
 
The Best PayPal Wordpress Plugin I Have Ever Used

Have you ever wanted to accept a payment with your web site but didn’t know how to get started?  Accepting online payments via real-time credit card authorizations requires an online merchant account, a shopping cart, and payment processor like Authorize.net. And all the monthly fees from these services will substantially increase your overhead before you’ve […]

How to Securely Erase Hard Drives

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Nov 242019
 
How to Securely Erase Hard Drives

Recently I found a few old 2.5” laptop hard drives in storage and figured I would try sell them for a few bucks on Ebay but first I wanted to make sure my personal data on them was erased. As an experienced sys admin I am already in the habit of formatting an old PC […]

Easy USB Drive Mirroring With Windows 10 Storage Spaces

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Sep 072019
 
Easy USB Drive Mirroring With Windows 10 Storage Spaces

Speaking from experience having a computer hard drive fail is not when you want to discover your backup software didn’t run overnight and you’ve lost some important data. Laptops or a space a saving All-in-One desktop like my Dell XPS 2720 typically only have one hard drive.  Hard drive redundancy aka RAID (Redundant Array of […]

Protecting a WordPress Contact Form with reCAPTCHA

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Jun 112019
 
Protecting a Wordpress Contact Form with reCAPTCHA

Having a contact form is one of the most important pages a web site can have. It enables you to receive communication for your audience or customers without having to provide a specific email address. Publishing an email address on your site while simple to implement and low-tech makes it easy for the email address […]

IIS 8.5 SNI – Fixing SSL_ERROR_BAD_CERT_DOMAIN

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Jun 022019
 
IIS 8.5 SNI - Fixing SSL_ERROR_BAD_CERT_DOMAIN

As you probably know SSL certificates use the https protocol to encrypt communication between your web browser and the web server hosting the web site you’re visiting. You can always tell when your session has been encrypted because your browser will display a lock icon near the address of the site in the browser’s location […]

Resolving IIS WMSVC Underlying Connection Was Closed

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Dec 082018
 
Resolving IIS WMSVC Underlying Connection Was Closed

IIS Manager Remote Administration is a handy tool for for a web server administrator when you have multiple servers to manage. This feature will save you the trouble of having to Remote Desktop into each server every time you need to touch IIS. With IIS Manager Remote Administration you can login to one server for […]

Securing SmarterMail in 10 Steps

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Dec 012018
 
Securing SmarterMail in 10 Steps

You may not be familiar with SmarterMail from Smatertools.com but it is an enterprise class Windows based mail server. It has a powerful web based management GUI and the company regularly releases version updates containing bug fixes and new features.  However, in my opinion one of the most compelling reasons to try SmarterMail is that […]

MX Guarddog – Unparalleled Free Spam Filtering

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Nov 112018
 
MX Guarddog - Unparalleled Free Spam Filtering

According to the  IBM Threat Intelligence Index Spam email volume continues to rise every year as does the threat from sophisticated phishing emails or seemingly innocuous messages with malicious attachments. You may never have heard of MX Guarddog but they have been providing “best in class” email security solutions since 2006. In my opinion the […]

Using Asp.Net to Process NDR Emails

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Dec 172017
 
Using Asp.Net to Process NDR Emails

If you’ve ever managed a mailing list or sent out an announcement to a distribution group then you have inevitably experienced non-delivery report (NDR) floods. These messages indicate delivery problems for your some of your recipients. In most cases the delivery issues are straight forward such as the mailbox no longer being valid. Investing time […]

Using Asp.net to Remove Spam And Keep Good Mail

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Nov 142017
 
Using Asp.net to Remove Spam And Keep Good Mail

Recently I was cleaning up a personal mailbox I’ve kept over the years for use when a 3rd party asks for an email address and I don’t want to provide my primary one. In these situations I prefer to give an address that I don’t frequently use because I know eventually I’ll start getting targeted […]