Sunday, 8 December 2013
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean App Crash Fix
Android 4.3 has been rolled out to quite a few devices this week including Samsung and Nexus phones. Some users of Thexyz Webmail mobile app reported that the app crashed on opening. We took a look into this issue and found a quick and easy fix. You basically just need to clear the app data by following the steps below.
1. Click the Settings icon and then at the top touch More.
2. Select Application Manager under System Manager and find the app.
3. Touch Clear data and Clear cache
Try opening the app again and it should load without any error.
Friday, 6 December 2013
We spoke to a user of Thexyz Cloud who creates music in his spare time. Over the past year he has built a small fan base through Youtube & Facebook videos however up until recently his followers have not been able to download his music. To increase his fan base he now wants to let his fans download his music mp3 files for free.
He researched into the best ways to share files for free online and found there were three solutions, however they all seemed to have a few drawbacks.
1. He could collect the fans’ email addresses and send them the songs. However he doesn’t have the coding knowledge to create a site or send emails automatically so this process would be manual and take a considerable amount of time. He was also worried that some people may not want to give out their email address.
2. He could use a file sharing site however he knows that they normally contain lots of ads and pop ups which could confuse his fans.
3. He could also use a torrent site however this would mean that all users would need to have a piece of software to download the mp3.
Before he found Thexyz, he was unsure how to share his files securely, fortunately Thexyz makes it easy for users to share files either publicly or to select users.
Sharing files via ThexyzTo share a file through Thexyz he just had to upload his file to his Briefcase drive and then right click on the file and select the ‘Share’ option. He selected to publicly share the file and was given a direct link to the file. He then placed the link on his Youtube video description, on his Facebook fan page, and on several other social sites he was using to connect with his followers. Sharing his file through Thexyz did not take a lot of effort and did not require any programming knowledge, the link did not have ads, and didn’t require his fans to download a piece of software. Musicians are not the only people who can use Thexyz to share files. Ebook authors, film producers, photographers, and programmers can all trade large files through Thexyz Cloud software. If you are using Thexyz to share files with your audience let us know in the comments below this post.
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
All web hosting plans at Thexyz Server now come with ModSecurity Apache plugin running by default. This little plugin acts as a firewall for web applications and has so far reduced the number of attacks significantly.
As of this week, ModSecurity will also prevent "brute force" attacks. A brute force attack stands for an attempt to guess the username and password of a web application, using a predefined set of usernames and passwords and combining them at random.
If there are more than 15 failed login attempts from an IP address within 3 minutes, the IP address will be blocked from the website for the next 30 minutes.
To help the ModSecurity plugin combat brute force attacks, our App Installer is also configured to replace the default "admin" username, which is used by the majority of web applications by default.
Sunday, 24 November 2013
1965 - Email is introduced at MIT.
1971 - Raymond Tomlinson allegedly sent “QWERTYUIOP” as the first email message ever sent.
1977 - A standard format (RFC 733) is proposed to enable sending email across the internet.
1977 - U.S. Postal Service foresees email as a potential threat to mail volumes.
1981 - The American Standard Code for Information Interchange adopted a process of letters, punctuation and symbols to digitally store information.
1982 - First use of the word "email."
1985 - Most users of email are Government and military employees, students and academic professionals.
1988 - The first commercial email product, Microsoft Mail is released for the Mac.
1989 - CompuServe offers Internet connectivity and email to its subscribers.
1989 - IBM releases Lotus Notes 1.0.
1991 - Email spam begins.
1993 - BellSouth and IBM unveil Simon Personal Communicator, the world's first mobile phone with PDA features, including email capability.
1993 - AOL and Delphi connect their proprietary email systems to the Internet.
1992 - Microsoft Outlook for MS-DOS is released.
1996 - Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith launch "HoTMail," one of the first free Web-based email services.
1997 - Microsoft Outlook 97 is released, offering a central hub that includes email, scheduling, contact management, task management and a journal module.
1997 - Yahoo! introduces Yahoo! Mail.
1997 - Microsoft purchases Hotmail for approximately $400 million.
1998 - "You've Got Mail" premiers at the box office.
1998 - HTML and rich text formatting is introduced to email messages.
2000 - Microsoft launches Outlook 2000 which includes the ability to incorporate personal, corporate and Web-based information in one place.
2000 - Microsoft introduces Entourage mail for Mac.
2003 - The BlackBerry smartphone is introduced to the public.
2004 - The Federal Trade Commission passes email spam laws.
2011 - Associated Press Stylebook changes "e-mail" to email.
2012 - In the United States, 90 million Americans access email through a mobile device, with 64% of them doing it on a daily basis.
2013 - There are more than 3 billion email accounts across the globe, and approximately 294 billion emails are sent per day.
Sources: Microsoft, Mashable, Macworld, AP Stylebook, Wikipedia.
Friday, 22 November 2013
Thexyz Server have added the latest stable release of PHP to Thexyz Server web hosting Control Panel.
You can now use the current stable version (5.4.21), PHP 5.5.5, as well as the two legacy versions, PHP 5.4.21 and PHP 5.3.27.
These new PHP updates do not add any new functionality and are focused on polishing what is already available and on fixing reported bugs. The PHP 5.5.5 release, for example, addresses more than 20 reported bugs, whereas PHP 5.4.21 contains 10 bug fixes.
As for PHP 5.3.27, this will be the last official update, no new bugs will be fixed in the future, except for security fixes. The latest regular release of the PHP 5.3.X branch brings 10 bug fixes, including a security fix for the XML parser. We will continue to offer PHP 5.3.27, but keep in mind that the PHP team advises users to migrate to the newer PHP 5.5.X and PHP 5.4.X branches.
Tuesday, 19 November 2013
Create Different Colour Coded Calendars
When you make a new calendar, it will automatically use a different colour just as it would in Outlook. This way you can add multiple calendars and sort different events whether they be personal, work or shared calendars. You can keep these calendars private or share them with others.
Set SMS Text Message Reminders
It is a great idea to spend some time to organize your email calendar, but if your calendar quickly fills up, you may find yourself missing certain appointments. The SMS text message reminder feature allows you to add your mobile number to receive an alert 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 30 minutes all the way to hours and weeks before the event is scheduled. If you don't want to be bothered by so many text messages then you could just use the email reminder instead.
Set Reminders For Recurring Events
Save time by setting recurring events to remind you 30 minutes before they begin. If you are always forgetting to take care of annual tasks, or need reminding of a weekly task then recurring events will save you a lot of time.
To avoid adding the same task for each Tuesday at 8am, set it to recur and then you just need to enter it once. You can also set how many times you wish the event or task to recur.
Sunday, 17 November 2013
Thexyz webmail mobile app released for iOS
Thexyz now has a mobile application for iPhone and iPad devices that allows instant push email on your iOS device. You can download the app from the Apple App Store. Once downloaded you can login and instead of having to refresh your email to check for new messages, email will arrive instantly when sent, like a text message (SMS). Running through Microsoft's ActiveSync technology, Thexyz Webmail App ensures not only speedy delivery of your email, but also utmost reliability.
There is also a lot more to the app than instant push email. It can also sync your contacts and calendar with the app and secure web portal.
Thexyz Webmail removes the reliance on user ISP's or free services that all of sudden decide to shut their doors. Also if a phone handset is changed or lost, the contacts, email and calendar is not as this is synced with your webmail.
All you need is an active subscription to Thexyz to make use of this free app.
Also please remember to leave us a review of this app in the Apple App Store.
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