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Custom email address

If you have a business and you are using Gmail/Hotmail/Yahoo or any other mass market free email provider then you should read on.  You may be starting a new business and having a new website, you should also add creating a custom email address to your to-do list.

Generic addresses scream unprofessional

You may already have a personal address that is @gmail, @yahoo, @btconnect, @hotmail and think that these free accounts work perfectly well.  Using free email addresses detracts from the value that you want to offer your customers.  If you are not convinced, consider this; would you feel more confident working with OR

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Premium hosting

Our new premium hosting package provides several advantages.  The main advantage is its speed.  For most websites it is five times faster at page loading that websites on the shared hosting platform. In an age when page load speed is a major factor when it comes to search engine results ranking, this is an important consideration.

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WordPress maintenance service

Our WordPress maintenance service puts an end to worrying about updates, backups, security and maintenance.

WordPress, like most other software, requires maintenance to keep it up to date and secure.  It is possible for website owners to do this themselves.  We do have several websites that we host that are maintained and updated by the website owners.  Most, prefer us to maintain and keep their WordPress website up to date for them.

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Zimbra v Office 365

Email communication is essential to most businesses regardless of size.  There are a range of considerations to make when deciding which email set up is right for your organisation. Budget is often a big factor but other points you may consider is:

  • Do I need to backup my emails?
  • Do I want to access my emails from multiple devices?
  • Do I want to synchronise multiple devices?
  • Do I want my messages hosted locally and maintain the infrastructure myself?

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Online Safety and Security

Online Safety and Security are a continuous concern for IT Service providers such as us. We come into contact with victims of scams, viruses and malware all the time. Threats are almost impossible to avoid but vigilance and caution will help you to avoid becoming a victim.

All internet users must understand the potential threats online. Your data is not always safe because of Malicious Software. Malicious Software (aka Malware) is designed to gain access to your computer without your knowledge with the intent to damage, steal data and your identity or gain access to your credit card and banking information. Malware comes in many different forms and is becoming more difficult to avoid.

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Spear Phishing Scams

Spear phishing is an email spoofing fraud attempt that targets a specific organisation, seeking unauthorised access to confidential data. Spear phishing attempts are not typically initiated by ‘random hackers’ but are more likely to be conducted by perpetrators out for financial gain, trade secrets or military information.

We’ve seen a big increase in the number of attempted email scam recently. This has been particularly true of emails that start with a seemingly legitimate and convincing email. We have been working with providers on a range of technical updates to our spam filtering system which will enhance our detection capabilities on the Zimbra platform.

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Creating Strong Passwords

Password security is repeated concern as we see news story after news story about information hacks. We outline in this article the best ways of making it difficult to fall victim to a Brute force attack and strategies for creating strong passwords.

Creating a password can be a frustrating task, especially when you’re constantly reminded that you must use a unique, hard to guess, random password for each service. Not only that, but you are expected to memorise it too!

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Setting up your Windows 10 mail account

Windows 10 mail is the included mail client released with the new operating system from Microsoft. This brief guide provides a tutorial on how to set up your email account in Mail for your account hosted by TST.

If you have an email account with TST hosting you already know you can check your email through our WebMail. And you may know you can set up your computer to download emails using IMAP or POP.

With practically everyone taking advantage of the free upgrade to Windows 10, it’s only natural that people are also taking advantage of Windows Mail, the built-in email application that lets you download emails from multiple accounts onto your computer.

Along with letting you choose a background image just for the app and putting new messages in your Action Centre, you can set up your TST email accounts in your Mail by entering in just a few details.

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Mobile friendly website

Google updated their algorithm on 20th April 2015 to improve the ranking of websites that are a mobile friendly website. Conversely, websites that are not mobile friendly are demoted in the rankings.

If you have a website that is not responsive, and not mobile friendly, the only option may appear to be a complete website redesign. This is not necessarily the case as we have a mobile website builder. From only £60+VAT per year you can create a mobile version of your website with an easy-to-use interface that provides great results.

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