Author Archive Stephen Powell

ByStephen Powell

Out of Office

Having an automated response while away has been a staple of modern communication technology for years now, especially in the business world. When we’re away, we need our contacts to know that so they don’t think they’re being ignored! It’s also helpful to be able to automatically let people know when you plan to be back, and other messages.

Mark the days on the work calendar, set your mobile to the extended absence voicemail, ask your neighbours to watch your place.

But what about Email?

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ByStephen Powell

Should I switch to IMAP?


IMAP or POP for my Email?

What’s the difference?

Should I care?


This is a question I get asked a lot as an IT Specialist. It’s best answered by explaining the difference between IMAP and POP.

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ByStephen Powell

WordPress & Updates

Should you update WordPress?

The easy answer is “Yes”

Just as hackers are constantly creating new ways to breach security, developers are always finding and fixing vulnerabilities in their software. It’s a constant battle that will never end. Updates to your WordPress version are very important to get.

The more complicated answer is “Yes… but not right away”

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WordPress Security Tips

WordPress is rapidly becoming one of the most popular CMS (Content Management System) to use for a website. Because of this, more and more developers are creating new and amazing templates and plugins for it every day.

Unfortunately, there is a down side to popularity as well. It is also one of the most popular targets for malicious activity.

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