Thursday, January 15, 2009

Growth Through Adversity

Wow, another year has come and gone!

We've always believed that we grow through adversity and January was a great month for growth! We have been battling spammers for quite a while and it came to a head in late December. So bad that we decided to take serious action. Once we decided to look at other server options, it all became clear. We have decided to separate our web server from our email server. (Right now they are one in the same) Furthermore, Andi did some great research into mail server options and found that Google offers a tremendous service that is absolutely free and more dependable than our email server. Therefore, we are in the process of transferring everyone's email to Google Apps. Once every last client is transferred, we can completely shut down the old email server.

What does this mean to you? it means that will have better email service and the only thing we will have to do is walk you through changing a couple settings in your email program. Once those are reset, you won't do anything any differently than before. Your email address won't change and you won't have to do anything any differently... That is unless you want to take advantage of their easy to use web interface to check and store your email. I liked it so much, I don't use anything else now unless I need to dig up an old email. It even has contact manager and calendar that are super easy to use.

Even though this mail server issue has set us behind on re-launching the new design for, we knew that it was something that had to be done to save the web server from being shut down.