September 2020

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How Clear Cache in Mautic 3x in cPanel

How Clear Cache in Mautic 3x in cPanel So if you are working with Mautic 3.1 like we are as of today, and you are installing modules that connect to the Mautic API, you will find that after you make Custom Fields Editable Or Enable the API for Mautic in CONFIGURATION / API SETTINGS   That you will then need to clear the Cache directory of Mautic before your other Applications will be able to connect to the API. Now we are using cPanel and have access in there to the File manager. Easier than running an SSH command is to go into the director: var/cache in the Mautic directory. In our case here we have it in a directory or folder named marketing. You will see a bunch of files here like this: Just delete all of these files from the cache folder.  That’s it. You should then be… Read More »How Clear Cache in Mautic 3x in cPanel

Securing your Website with SSL

Why is SSL Necessary for your Website and the Benefits of using SSL Certificates

Why you need SSL security on your Website in 2020 Is the implementation of SSL important for your website? The answer to that is simply YES… And we are about to list some of the common reasons that SSL encryption on your website is more important than ever. But first, let’s explain exactly what SSL encryption is… What is SSL/TSL Encryption Putting is simply, is is when you access a website using HTTPS:// before the address in place of HTTP://. Websites that use https:/// are using some cleaver encryption that ensures that information sent to the website browsers and from the website browser to the website is secured and cannot be intercepted by people spying on your connection. Sites without this encryption send information back and forth as plain text. Making it super simple for anyone who is looking at this information to read all of it. This includes passwords… Read More »Why is SSL Necessary for your Website and the Benefits of using SSL Certificates

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Hot To Enable TLS 1.2 in Windows Server 2008 or 2016

Hot To Enable TLS 1.2 in Windows Server 2008 or 2016 We previously had a post that handled this solutions called: How to Enable TLS 1.2 on Windows 2008 R2 This post is an update to how the enable and Mange TLS 1.2 on Windows Servers. The reason for the update is because we now use a free tool when we are managing our servers. But first some background.  What you need to know about TLS 1.2 According to…https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/SecAuthN/protocols-in-tls-ssl–schannel-ssp- TLS 1.2 client and server are enabled by default. But… https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/cb1a695b-a15c-4fa7-94f0-1aaa20c1279d/enabling-tls-12-on-windows-server-2012-amp-2016?forum=winserversecurity …says Turns out it is, but not enabled for SCHANNEL service Hence you MUST follow… https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/identity/ad-fs/operations/manage-ssl-protocols-in-ad-fs#enable-and-disable-tls-12 Please articulate this! Say… You can enable and disable SSL 2.0 and 3.0 and TLS versions 1.0, 1.1, and 1.2 using Manage SSL Protocols in AD FS. On Windows Server 2016, to use TLS 1.2, you must explicity enable it by following instructions at… Read More »Hot To Enable TLS 1.2 in Windows Server 2008 or 2016

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Free SSL Certificates on IIS Using – Certify The Web

How to Set Up Free SSL Certificates on IIS Using – Certify The Web Using SSL to secure your website these days is very important. Many browsers throw messages to users who visit sites that are http:// and not https://. Although these warning can be ignored, they are concerning for users who do not understand the meaning of a browser when they say something like “This Site is Not Secure”. It is kind of unprofessional too for hosts not to offer to install SSL certificates for their clients. The solution and the How to Set Up Free SSL Certificates on IIS Using – Certify The Web is really rather easy. On your Windows server running IIS and your website in question, browse to: Certify The Web Download And access the download.  Run the download as an Administrator user either logged in as one or “Run as Administrator” Accept the Agreement and… Read More »Free SSL Certificates on IIS Using – Certify The Web

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How To Fix – SPF Too many included lookups Failure

The Solution to the 10 DNS Query Limit with SPF records. How To Fix – SPF Too many included lookups Failure. The problem you may have is something like this. You use a tool like our two favourite tools here: 1. MXToolbox SPF Checker 2. DMARCLY SPF Tool And they return the error that you have: Too many included lookups (16) Or The SPF record exceeds the 10 DNS query limit, which results in deteriorated email deliverability. Use DMARCLY’s Safe SPF feature to fix this issue. This error is generated by your SPF record referring more than 10 times to look up a DNS record while resolving your SPF record. You can look around the web a bit more for why this limit is in place, but you need to know that if you SPF record fails with these types of messages when testing, that the entire SPF record is… Read More »How To Fix – SPF Too many included lookups Failure

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How to Stop Adobe Acrobat DC Displays Please wait while the document is being prepared for reading

How to Stop Adobe Acrobat DC Displays Please wait while the document is being prepared for reading every time you open any PDF on your Mac So I am on a Mac, and recently I noticed that an update to the Adobe DC makes the application display this little annoying message every time you open a PDF document of any size. It is particularly annoying and does not appear to be associated with any actual action. Even on a single page of text, the progress bar does nothing. Most of the instruction around the place are for a Windows PC and read something like this: All you have to is change a quick setting: Open Acrobat Reader and hit Ctrl+K (or Select “Edit” then “Preferences” from the drop-down menu) Click on the “Reading” tab under the “Categories” column on the left. Select the “Screen Reader Options” section, select the “Only… Read More »How to Stop Adobe Acrobat DC Displays Please wait while the document is being prepared for reading

Mautic Linking and Email to Form Filling

Mautic Email with Button that Links Contact Email to Pre-populates Email Form

Mautic Email with Button that Links Contact Email to Pre-populates Email Form The goal here is actually a little more complex. Essentially what we’re trying to do is to take some pre-populated contact details that we have entered into Mautic as a method of making initial contact. For example this might be simply entering an email to generate a contact inside of the application. What we would like to do however is to drive the recipient of the email through a web form to fill out additional data that will then be collected back into the initial contact record inside the program. This is actually quite easy to do, it does however require that you use the email field as a way of linking. the following instructions explain it quite clearly. First you need to create a form and make sure that you add the email field. If you don’t… Read More »Mautic Email with Button that Links Contact Email to Pre-populates Email Form