Contact Form Messages DMARC Error

I had an interesting problem this week where a client of mine said she was not receiving email messages via her website contact form. I quickly brought up the site and submitted a form successfully. The email went through OK. So I was all like “What the heck are you talkin’ about lady?!?!” and said things worked fine.

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20 Essential Programs For Servicing a Windows PC

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Ever been working on a PC and find that you don’t have all of the tools you need? If the computer is filled with spyware and your Internet connection is so slow, it may take forever to download what you need. To be better prepared, I have complied a list of the things that I have needed at one time or another. I put these tools on my flash drive and hold it close to my heart at all times.

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WordPress: Sidebar Shows at Bottom of the Page

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I am a heavy user of WordPress. On several occasions I have had a problem where the right-sidebar has fallen to the bottom of the page. I have wasted hours trying to figure out why this happens and on each occasion I have encountered it, I have found different problems. I have gained a bigger understanding of what causes this problem. Here are some steps you can check.

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Delete WordPress Spam Comments from Database Using phpMyAdmin

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Spam gathers in my WordPress comments by the thousands every day. It can get quite overwhelming to manage. Especially when attempting to delete the tens of thousands of comments Akismet marked as “Spam” at once. If you attempt to delete too many comments at once from the WordPress Dashboard, it will likely error out or even worse, crash your site.

Fortunately, there is an easier way to delete Spam comments. You can do this easily using a database SQL command. Most hosts use phpMyAdmin to manage databases, so I will use that as an example on how to do this.

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How to Clear Iframe From Web Pages

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I’ve experienced problems with malicious websites that display my web pages within an Iframe on their own sites. If you’re not familiar with¬†what an Iframe is, it’s an HTML tag that can be used display another web page in a split view. The Iframe tag was very common in the late 90’s and early 00s, but these days it is rarely used on legitimate websites. It is normally used by spammy websites as a method of hijacking content from other websites. StumbleUpon uses Iframe for functionality of its¬†StumbleBar, which is not considered stealing, but still a practice that is controversial to many webmasters.

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How I Got Out of My Anti-Social Bubble (and How You Can Too)

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Back when I lived in Chicago, I felt like I was at the center of the universe. I was working for a huge dot-com company and attended all the conferences I could. I met many people with many backgrounds. I couldn’t get on the ‘L’ train without running into somebody I knew.

In 2006 I moved to Sioux Falls and lost the ability to easily attend conferences and build relationships. Sioux Falls doesn’t exactly have the tech community Chicago does. As a result, I started† focusing† more on† building relationships online through Twitter and Facebook. I spent many† of the past few years alone in my office cranking out† content while tweeting my thoughts on the weather and how excellent my gluten-free meal tasted today.

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