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Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Our New Portfolio is ALMOST READY

We know a number of our customers and future customers have been asking about our portfolio page and the good news is it's almost 100% complete. We didn't want you guys waiting around any longer than you needed to, so we've put it live.

Over the next few days, you will see the case studies come to life with information about how we've helped turn local businesses into global superstars.

Let us know your thoughts below.

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:
Security type: SSL
Port: 993

Outgoing Server:
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
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


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.


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
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