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Technical Support / Hotmail, Live Domains Blocked
September 30, 2020, 01:48:23 PM
Looks like has been added to a block list on and

Quotehost[] said: 550 5.7.1
    Unfortunately, messages from [] weren't sent. Please contact
    your Internet service provider since part of their network is on our block
    list (S3140). You can also refer your provider to
    [] (in reply to MAIL
    FROM command)
Technical Support / Patreon E-Mail Bouncing
November 05, 2019, 01:04:34 PM
Sometime in the last month, it looks like has started being unusable from I asked them why I wasn't getting login confirmation messages and they said...

QuoteI checked our records, and I'm seeing that our emails have been hard-bouncing from your email server. A hard-bounce indicates one of a few things: recipient email address does not exist, domain name does not exist, recipient email server has completely blocked delivery...

Because our emails were continually rejected, your email was placed on our do not send list. I've since removed your email address from that list.

If you continue to have this issue, I recommend reaching out to your email service provider directly, so that they can add the following IP addresses to your whitelist:
Could you please add these?
Technical Support / Hotmail Bouncing; Blocked
October 15, 2019, 10:47:31 PM
I'm currently getting a message like this whenever I mail someone who uses a Hotmail account:
Quotehost[] said: 550 5.7.1
    Unfortunately, messages from [] weren't sent. Please contact
    your Internet service provider since part of their network is on our block
    list (S3140). You can also refer your provider to
    [] (in reply to MAIL
    FROM command)
I guess we're on some spam blacklist?
Technical Support / Unity/WebGL Support?
September 17, 2016, 11:41:18 PM
I'd like to host projects done with the Unity game engine, but the Web player that engine is now using relies on some very specific HTML5 stuff rather than its old plugin. (Because browsers are phasing plugins out.) To make this system work it looks like I need to take the following advice about the server:

Quote> I have fixed this issue by opening my /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf apache configuration file, and going to the mime_module section. I replaced
> AddType application/x-gzip .gz .tgz
> with
> AddType application/x-gzip .gz .tgz .memgz .jsgz .datagz
> and now my browser is automatically decompressing the files when it gets them.
(Details are at if interested.)

I don't think I can do this on my end, since it looks like server configuration for the server itself and not for my corner of it. Would you be willing to make this change, please?
Technical Support / Mail Server Down
July 16, 2015, 01:44:49 AM
Using Thunderbird, I'm unable to send mail, getting an error that says "mail server unavailable". It's happened a couple of times recently. When I use the Webmail interface, I'm unable to log in; the site never responds to my login.

The main page has "announcements" that are a bunch of SQL errors.
Technical Support / Can't Set Up Thunderbird
January 14, 2015, 03:25:44 AM
My last computer met with an unfortunate accident involving a sink, so I'm trying to set up Thunderbird on a new one. I've told it to use IMAP,, default port 993, SSL/TLS authentication (there's no "TLS" only option), with "Encrypted Password" or several other choices, and I just get "connection refused" when trying to check my mail that way. Ideas?
Technical Support / How Do I Change My Password?
April 05, 2013, 04:21:01 PM
I've had the same password for too long. How do I change it, again? I mean the password for my account, for purposes of e-mail, SSH, database access and so on.

(By the way, before finding that I already have a forum account I tried registering, and was told that "Orcinus orca" is not the correct answer re: whales.)
Web Design / How To Start a Site
November 19, 2008, 11:31:05 PM
Hello. I'm considering starting a Web site involving politics, but I'm not sure how to go about it in terms of the technology.

What I'm hoping to do is set up some articles, links, and a forum, presented in a reasonably professional format. I could use basic HTML, which I know how to use, but wouldn't know how to set up a forum. On the much more complicated end, I tried out a set of freeware for running a server -- XAMPP plus Joomla -- and was able to work through a tutorial to get a complex site running offline on my own machine.

Currently I have an account on (thanks again!) that I'm not using for much; I should probably not host the planned new site on this server though, for fear of being too controversial and hence being a bad guest. Assuming that I find a server, how would I go about actually establishing a site online? Specifically I'm wondering (1) how I figure out whether to use a Content Management System vs. HTML and some forum service, and (2) how I go from writing the content to getting it on someone's server.