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COMPLETE GOOGLE APPS CONFIGURATION

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Create account for  your domain in google Apps
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First of all, create an account for your domain in google Apps. Please follow the link given below for that.

http://google.com/a/

Changing Mx record for your domain
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1. Sign in to your hosting account, and go to the MX record maintenance page.
2. MX records may be located in DNS Management, Mail Server Configuration, or Name Server Management. You may have to enable advanced settings to edit your MX records. Delete all existing MX entries.
3. Enter the following MX records.
You may not be able to enter the priority value exactly as it appears in the table below — if you can’t, make sure each record follows the indicated order. If you aren’t able to assign priorities, you should only enter aspmx.l.google.com.. Set any TTL values to 1 Hour (value=3600).

Priority     Mail Server
1                  ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
5                  ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.

5                     ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.

10                      ASPMX2.GOOGLEMAIL.COM.

10                   ASPMX3.GOOGLEMAIL.COM.

Note: ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM is the top priority mail server. Don’t assign to any other servers. Learn more about mail server priority. Be sure to include trailing dot (.) at the end of any full-qualified domain names (for example, server.example.com.) if your MX records require this format.

4. Save your changes. Your MX records are now configured to point to Google. Keep in mind that changes to MX records may take up to 48 hours to propagate throughout the Internet.

Adding Cname
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To use the custom URL mail.<domain name> , you must change the CNAME record with your domain host.
Sign in to your domain hosting service.

Navigate to your DNS Management page. The location and name of this page will vary by host, but can generally be found in Domain Management or Advanced Settings.

Find the CNAME settings and enter the following as the CNAME value or alias:

mail

Set the CNAME destination to the following address:

ghs.google.com

Save changes with your domain host and click “I’ve completed these steps” below.

Verifying the accounts
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Verify your domain ownership

Google offer two methods of verification. You can either upload an HTML file with a name we specify, or you can change the CNAME record for your domain using the values we specify. Choose your preferred method below.
htmlverification

Once all these steps are done, you can access the webmail interface for your domain using anyone of the methods given below.

http://google.com/a/<domain name>
http://mail.<domain name>

Written by praji

June 28, 2008 at 6:59 am

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Expanding TLD

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According to a BBC report, TLD names will be expanded from the typical .com and .org to include any string of letters including Asian, Arabic or other scripts not included in the modern English alphabet.

Domain names, while currently limited to countries (.uk or .us), commerce (.com) and organizations (.net or .org), will be opened to any combination of letters.

Some companies have circumvented TLD name restrictions by manipulating the current system. For instance, Polynesian island Tuvalu leases the use of the .tv address to many television firms.

Starting as soon as 2009, companies will be able to turn brand names into web addresses and individuals their names, however, many businesses, the report said, have pointed out that the new system could be very costly.

Lycos Webhosting’s Marcus Eggensperger told the BBC that  brand owners who will want to protect their trademarks will be be very concerned about the potentially large number of new TLDs. “For a major pharmaceutical business, the cost of registering all of their trademarks when a new trademark is released runs into hundreds of thousands of pounds,” he said.

Icann has assured the public that is has assessed all of the concerns and made the decision with great consideration. “On balance, the board feels that adopting this resolution is in the best interests of the internet and the public at large,” said Icann board member Dennis Jennings.

While many businesses stand to gain or lose, there is anticipation by critics that including multilingual characters will help to further democratize the internet by making it more accessible to those who do not or prefer not to use the English alphabet for communication including Russian President Dmitry Medvedev who called for Russia to be assigned an Internet domain name in the Cyrillic script earlier this month.

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June 28, 2008 at 4:43 am

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The Ubuntu Story

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Ubuntu Linux is an operating system, like Microsoft Windows or Mac OSX, but with the huge difference of being totally free and Open Source. It can be installed on basically any PC, Mac, or notebook. It is owned by no company, as it is being developed by community of people all around the world.

Whether you use it at home, at school or at work Ubuntu contains all the applications you’ll ever need, from word processing and email applications, to web server software and programming tools.

Ubuntu is and always will be free of charge. You do not pay any licensing fees. You can download, use and share Ubuntu with your friends, family, school or business for absolutely nothing.

Introduction to Ubuntu 8.04

The new Ubuntu 8.04 is released.

Download

Get it while it’s hot. ISOs and torrents are available at:

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June 28, 2008 at 3:56 am

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New CSF released v3.35

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The New features for the new CSF are

  • Changes to WHM UI script for cPanel v11
  • Removed cPanel v10 backported WHM UI settings, i.e. v10 no longer supported
  • Added # of temp blocks to WHM UI “Temporary IP Bans” on main page
  • Modified Server Report check for register_globals in cPanel’s php.ini to use the new cPanel WHM setting
  • Added Server Report check for passwords in WHM email setting
  • Added Server Report check for WHM root/reseller login to users cPanel
  • Modified Server Report nobody cron check to only fail on non-zero cron file
  • Modified Server Report check for Fedora now that Fedora 7 is EOL (2008-06-13)
  • Added new option DYNDNS_IGNORE to ignore DYNDNS entries when lfd blocking
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    June 28, 2008 at 3:18 am

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