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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

All our thoughts and prayers - Manchester attack

The whole team at Media City Way would like to share their condolences to each and every person affected by the barbaric attack that happened yesterday night at the Manchester Arena.

We send our thoughts and prayers to the 22 people, including children that had their lives taken away and hope solace can be found by their families and friends as soon as possible.

In times like these the human race, communities and strangers show that they will not be divided or succumb to inhumane acts of terror.

Our hearts go out to each and everyone of you.


Wednesday, 10 May 2017

How to set your emails up - Samsung S7

Tap Apps from Home.

Tap Settings.

Select Accounts.

Tap Add account.

Tap Email.

Enter the email address and password for the email account on the designated fields. Tap Manual setup and enter your settings such as:

Email type: IMAP
Username: Your Email Address
Password: Your email Password

Incoming Server:
mail.stackmail.com
Security type: SSL
Port: 993

Outgoing Server:
mail.stackmail.com
Security type: SSL
Port: 465

Tick authentication required before sending emails
Configure Sync settings as you prefer, then tap Next to continue.

Specify an account name for the account and a display name (signature) for your outgoing mails.

To complete the setup, tap Done.

How to set your emails up in Outlook 2013

The following step by step guide will show you how to set up your email account on Outlook 2013

Step 1:

Open Outlook 2013 and click File

Step 2:

Click Info and then click Add Account


Step 3:

Click the radio button next to Manual setup or additional server types and then click Next >



Step 4:

Click the radio button next to POP or IMAP email account and then click Next >


Step 5:

This is the most important step:

Your Name: In this box write your name or your business name (this will be shown to people receiving your emails)
Email Address: Write the email address you are trying to setup, for example
example@example.com
Account Type: We recommend you choose IMAP

Incoming Server: imap.stackmail.com

Outgoing Server (SMTP) - smtp.stackmail.com

Username: Type the email address you are setting up in this box, this should be the same as the email address you entered a moment ago.
Password: type your password into this box (if you do not know your password please give us a call OR leave us a comment below and we'll ring you.

Make sure remember password is ticked
Make sure Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) is unticked



Step 6:

Click More Settings ...



Step 7:

Click the Outgoing Server tab, then make sure My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication is ticked
Now click the radio button next to Use same settings as my incoming mail server

Step 8:

Click on the Advanced Tab and make sure the incoming port number is 993 and the security type is SSL
Then make sure the outgoing port number is 465 and again the security type is SSL

Now click OK

Step 9:

You will be taken back to the previous window and now all you have to do is click Next >
The wizard will now connect to the server and send a test email



If all your details have been entered correctly the tests will complete successfully and you can click Close



Step 10:

You're all done, the account has been set up and you can now send and receive emails, click Finish to close the wizard and start sending/receiving your emails.


If you have found this guide useful please let us know by leaving a comment. If you think we need to add any more information that will help other people please do not hesitate to let us know. If you are a Media City Way customer and need further help setting your email account up please ring us on 0161 669 4633

Monday, 13 March 2017

Lightning Fast Hosting and We Can Prove It

UP TO 48 TIMES FASTER THAN ANY OTHER UK WEB HOST

Don’t just take our word for it - independent tests show that typical WordPress pages hosted with Media City Way load in just a quarter of a second.



Interested in our Web Hosting? Visit our Web Hosting page and send us your details.

LIGHTNING-FAST HOSTING. EVERY HOST SAYS IT, WE CAN PROVE IT.

The page load tests, conducted through LoadImpact.com, utilised fifty concurrent requests and revealed that we’re up to 480% faster than the competition.

Page speed is crucial for better search engine rankings and happy visitors. Google’s research has revealed that 47% of users expect a page to load in under 2 seconds, and 52% state that fast load time is important to brand loyalty. Every millisecond makes a difference; a 100ms increase in speed for Amazon equals 1% more revenue.*

Built and optimised by experts our Hosting platform is 100% SSD and benefits from unique speed boosting features you won’t find anywhere else.

Want to know more? Visit our Web Hosting page and send us your details.

*Source: Google, 2017

Monday, 9 January 2017

Setup your custom emails on Gmail

Did you know that if Media City Way host your emails you can add your custom emails to your Gmail account. Follow the step by step instructions below:

  1. Log into Gmail and click on the Gear icon, then select Settings. Go to the Account tab on the Settings page

  2. Next to the "Check mail from other accounts (using POP3)" option, click on "Add a POP3 mail account you own".

  3. Enter the mailbox's email address. and click Next to get to the settings page. The settings should be:

    Username: the entire email address
    Password: the mailbox password
    POP Server: mail.example.com (where example.com is your domain name)
    Port: 110

    If you want to use other mail clients to access the mailbox then you should tick the box for "Leave a copy of retrieved message on the server". Otherwise the box should remain unticked or your mailbox would fill up with email.

  4. Click on Save. Gmail will now start downloading the emails from your mailbox.

  5. Next to the "Send mail as" option, click on "Add another email address you own".

  6. Enter your name as you would like it to appear to recipients and your email address. Untick the "Treat as an Alias box" box, then click Next.

  7. You can either use the option for "Send through Gmail" or "Send through domain.com SMTP servers".

    If you select the latter option you will need to enter some extra settings:
    SMTP Server: mail#.extendcp.co.uk (where # is your mailserver number)
    Port: 465
    Username: the entire email address
    Password: Your mailbox password
    Secured connection using: SSL

  8. You will be sent a verification email. Click on the link in the verification email and you will then be able to choose your email address when sending emails from Gmail.

Friday, 16 December 2016

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours 2016/17

Merry Christmas to all, in particular our customers. This year you have entrusted us to build your websites, design your stationery, improve your rankings and securely host your websites, emails and databases.

2017 will be no different, we will continue to break the barriers of what is possible, invest in new technology to help our clients increase their productivity, and profits and deliver the same 5 star customer service you are all accustomed to.

The whole team at Media City Way thanks you for your business and wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.



Christmas and New Year Opening Hours 2016/17

Monday 19th December - 09:00am - 18:00pm
Tuesday 20th December - 09:00am - 18:00pm
Wednesday 21st December - 09:00am - 19:00pm
Thursday 22nd December - Closed
Friday 23rd December - Closed

Reopening the offices on

Wednesday 4th January 2017 - 09:00am - 17:00pm

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Spam Prevention

One thing that can drive businesses crazy is the amount of spam they and their employees receive every day. Media City Way are always trying to improve their services and let businesses get on with their business.

If you host your website with Media City Way you can use our power spam filters to automatically detect and remove spam before it lands in your email inbox.

Step 1:

Visit the control panel login screen and enter the details emailed to you when we set your web hosting up for you. The link to the control panel is www.mediacityway.com/myaccount


Step 2:

Scroll down the page slightly and you will see the Junk Mail Filter Levels, there is a description of each level from Low to Extremely High, we recommend you try a level out for a week and then up it by 1 level if you are still receiving high amounts of spam.

Once you have selected your Junk Mail filter click the update button which is just above the title Reject by Sender.

Here is a description of what each spam filter means:

Low - Some junk emails will get through, but virtually no email will be incorrectly filtered out. This is an appropriate level for a business domain.

Medium
- A small number of junk emails will get through, a small amount of email (particularly newsletters and marketing messages) may get incorrectly filtered. This is appropriate for a personal domain.

High
- Virtually no junk emails will get through, but some email (newsletters and marketing messages) may get incorrectly filtered. This is appropriate for a personal domain that currently gets lots of junk email, but please try the "medium" setting first.

Extremely High
- Only select this if you're still seeing lots of junk mail after setting to "high". It's quite likely that several non-junk emails will be incorrectly filtered at this level.

Changes on the mail server may take up to 2 hours to propagate.

If you have any questions or comments please leave below and we'll respond as soon as we can.
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