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When comparing transactional email providers, it's important to confirm whether or not the plan includes "activity history" so you can use that provider's dashboard to see each individual e-mail that your website sent.  This lets you determine if that lost password email, or the contact form notification email, was delivered properly. 

Having problems with receiving email from your website?  You most likely have a misconfigured web server.

I recently received this scammy email from Linda Alvardo regarding loc8nearme.com and wanted to share some findings.  This is a "link building" attempt where they are asking me to change a local business listing where they found a missing website address.

Open Source CRM Experts

Written by Nate Covington

CiviCRM is a perfect fit for any organization that collects membership dues, such as a chamber of commerce.

Beware! Fake emails being sent to InMotion customers - one of my other clients forwarded me the same thing last night - it looks like some bad actor has received a copy of InMotion's customer database.  Do not click on the "Verify Email Address" link in these emails!  

cpanel.net is a legitimate site but this emails are spoofed / fake!  

From: 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Subject:
example.com | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: AutoSSL reduced SSL coverage

Avoid being locked into one system without a choice:

  • Secure (End-to-end encrypted) chat on your own server.
  • Audio / Video calls (no need for Zoom)
  • Compliant with EU, HIPAA, and other privacy regulations
  • Build chatbots, extend into 3rd party systems, etc.
  • Fully Free and Open Source

Free Accessibility Checker

Written by Nate Covington

I recommend using this tool to confirm your site is accessible: 
accessibilitychecker.org

  1. Find out if your website is Accessible and Compliant
  2. Scan your website for free, identify accessibility issues, and get exact instructions on how to fix them.
  3. "Export" the results and email them to me if you need help making the necessary changes.  

Alternatives:

AccessiBe - I tested the AccessiBe platform and their accessibility widget is blocked by uBlock and other popular ad blocking scripts.  My suggestion is to fix the underlying issues by making the adjustments in your CMS, or at the server level, rather than relying on a third party 'band aid widget' 

See Also:
Are you using an accessibility overlay to help disabled users? Don’t!

 

 

Google is finally making it easier for you to make sure your personal information doesn’t show up in online search results – and all it took was hundreds of thousands of requests over nearly a decade.

(via CNBC)

Directly from Google:

Google Analytics V4 Migration Guide

Written by Nate Covington

Not sure what to do about this alert regarding Google Analytics? 
Universal Analytics will no longer process new data in standard properties starting in 2023.  Prepare now by setting up and switching over to a Google Analytivs 4 property. 

- Or this email? -

We'll soon sunset Universal Analytics
On July 1, 2023, Universal Analytics will stop processing new hits. If you still rely on Universal Analytics, we urge you to prepare for the future by moving over to Google Analytics 4, our next-generation measurement solution.

Google has recently announced some changes coming to their Analytics platform. 

If your website was created before October 14, 2020, most likely changes will be required in order to continue using Google Analytics.

One of the frustrations I've encountered with the K2 extension for Joomla is the lack of a "description" when editing tags.  It allows for a description under categories, not tags.  What gives?

Here is the solution:

Domain Transfer Guide

Written by Nate Covington

Are you in the process of switching domain registrars?  This helpful guide will help navigate the process. 

The image below illustrates the flow of a domain transfer, including the actions taken by each of the parties involved. Please note that all confirmation emails are sent to the Administrative Contact email address listed for the domain.  (See attachment below)

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