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What is SMTP?
We all have heard the term IP, short for Internet Protocol. We need an IP to access the internet but the thing that might have slipped through is the SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) which takes care of all the emails. SMTP is the most widely used email protocol and is a part of the TCP/IP protocol which is used to send and receive emails.
So, how does it work?
As part of being a protocol in the application layer, the SMTP server is always waiting for a request. When a mail is sent through an email client (Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook), a TCP connection is made which results in...
In this article we want to learn about Traceroute on MikroTik. It is a command-line program which assists in troubleshooting network connectivity issues by using echo packets to trace the route. This tool is used to check hops (i.e. the way that packets take to the endpoint). Traceroute helps us figure out the packets' path and locating the disconnected hops. Here is a small guide on how to use it:
Connect to router with Winbox
Select “Traceroute” from “Tools” menu or enter the following command:
In the newly opened window, you can edit...
In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of setting up mail forwarding for an email address in Plesk.
Log in to Plesk and go to Mail > Email Addresses.
Select the "Forwarding" tab > select the “Switch on mail forwarding” checkbox.
In the available space, write the email addresses (one or more) to which you want the mail forwarded to, then click "OK". (Note: when entering multiple emails use spaces, commas, semicolons or start from a new line)
If you want to turn off mail forwarding then simply untick the checkbox and click "OK".
If you don’t...
Setting up and using mailing list on Plesk (Windows)
If you are looking to send emails to a bunch people at once, then it’s time to get a mailing list. The mailing list contains emails of users who have subscribed to receive emails. These email messages can contain promotional materials, links, newsletters, educational material, presentations or even plain text. I will take you through setting up your mailing list in Plesk and managing it.
Useful Tip: Don’t add people to your mailing list if they don’t want to hear from you (if they didn’t subscribe).
First Login to...
How to increase site speed?
Nowadays we won’t visit a site which takes ages to load. I mean when there are so many options out there, why wait for something which is slow. Low site speed is one of the main reasons which reduces the traffic to your site. A few seconds will make a huge difference. If your site won’t load within 2 seconds, then say goodbye to more than half of your visitors. I will guide you through the do’s and don’ts in order to increase your speed.
Fast response to requests.
When you get requests to your website and there is a delay, then there's...
Despite the global efforts in cybersecurity, the internet is still a very dangerous place, filled with malware and spyware. Having a quality antivirus is crucial to the safety of your data and even hardware. This article will explain how you enable virus protection for your emails on your server running Plesk. Here's what you need to do:
Go to the Mail tab.
Click on the email address you wish to configure the antivirus on.
Click on the Antivirus tab and select the checkbox: "Switch on antivirus protection for this email address". Choose the desired mail...
In our recent post about how to submit a website to Yahoo, we went over the importance of and the guidelines for submitting an XML sitemap to search engines. Now let us show you the exact steps that need to be taken for this process to go smoothly.
First head over to Bing Webmaster Tools and log in. Under “My Sites”, enter your website’s URL in the “Add a site” field.
Once “ADD” is clicked, it’ll redirect you to a form where you have to fill out the information about your site and yourself as the owner. Copy and paste your sitemap’s...
When you add password protection to a directory, site visitors are prompted for a username and password when they try to access it. They can only view the directory contents after typing a valid username and password. To create these password protected directories, follow the steps outlined below.
Login to Plesk Server admin panel. In the left sidebar, click Websites & Domains.
Click the Password-Protected Directories icon.
Under Tools, click Add Protected Directory.
Under Settings, in the Directory name text box, type the name of the...
Google is an undisputed champion when it comes to search engines, holding a vast 90% of the market share. Despite its popularity, it is not the only search engine available and millions prefer to use other search engines as their go-to internet surfing tools. One such engine is Yandex. It is the leading web search engine in Easter Europe, generating more than 50% of all search traffic in the region.
With more than one and a half billion websites on the internet, search engine optimization is more crucial than ever to your site’s success. You might have a very well-optimized site, yet...