Handling Spam Mail

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What you consider spam may be considered a useful business email by someone else. As such, our approach to spam management is to mark each incoming mail with a spam ranking and leave it to the end user to determine it’s disposition. Whilst there are some mail clients (Thunderbird for example) that can be set […]

Outlook and the winmail.dat problem

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You can stop Outlook from sending winmail.dat (MS-Tnef) attachments (hiding, what’s more, real attachments) to puzzled email recipients who do not use Outlook. The Confusing Case of Winmail.dat Do recipients of your emails, seemingly out of the blue, complain about a mysterious attachment called “winmail.dat” (of the even more mysterious content type “application/ms-tnef”), which they […]

Your telephony options

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PSTN vs ISDN vs SIP Don’t you just love the abbreviations used when discussing technology, let’s do a quick run down on what your options are: PSTN Typically if we want a telephone line for voice calls we would have installed a Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) line. A single PSTN line has one telephone […]

Syncing Google Calendar & Contacts to Outlook for Mac (Beta)

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Outlook for Mac has long supported connecting to and managing your Gmail. With these updates, Outlook will now also sync your Google Calendars and Contacts. The experience will be very similar to what you are familiar with in Outlook today, with support for all the core actions—such as add, delete, edit time and location. All […]

Choosing the right Ubiquiti Access Point

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  We’ve seen a lot of buzz since our announcement that we are now carrying Ubiquiti WiFi access points and other hardware.  Ubiquiti are relative newcomers in the WiFi game, but they’ve made a big splash in a very short time.  Why?  Because they offer enterprise-grade equipment at prices which are drastically lower than the […]

Preventing spam and phishing with DMARC

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Steve Jones, executive director of DMARC.org, bluntly observed in 2015 that “spam and phishing are the new normal.” He’s right. Steve’s perspective squares with the experiences of people like us here at Lightspeed and anyone else who manage the front-lines of defense at ISPs and corporate email hosts, as well as the findings of email […]

Magento runs fastest on PHP 7

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As well as a range of brand-new features, PHP 7 came with drastically improved performance when compared to PHP 5.6. Zend Technologies, the engine behind PHP, ran performance tests on a variety of PHP applications to compare the performance of PHP 7 vs PHP 5.6. These tests compared requests per second across the two versions […]