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Offline 123321

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Dada Mail and nameservers
« on: January 13, 2006, 07:53:48 PM »
Hi everyone  :)

I'm almost convinced that Lunar Pages will be my next webhost, I just need a little help here. I use the Dada Mail script (http://mojo.skazat.com/) for my newsletter, one of its files is called 'mail.cgi' but on this page from the FAQ(http://helpdesk.lunarpages.com/faq.php?do=article&articleid=49) it says "Do not name your script using the words mail, formmail, or contact. Our servers are contantly being scanned for these names and if a form is found with these names it will be disabled. You will need to change the name of the nms scripts to follow this as well." Do I have to rename this file? Is anyone here using Dada Mail? Will it work if I rename it?!

Another thing, is there a way to upload and test my site before the nameservers propagate? Something like http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/~username? Would I need to buy a dedicated IP? Can I test everything including my newsletter script, or does that only work after the nameservers propagate?

Thanks!  :thumb:

Offline ClaytonT

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Re: Dada Mail and nameservers
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2006, 10:04:16 PM »
Hi there!,

Glad to see your interest in Lunarpages!

If you rename mail.cgi to something else and it doesn't work with the change, all you should need to do is configure the Config/Settings file to reflect the new change.

After you signup you will recieve an email regarding all the account information and login info you will need. You can definitly access your site using a URL such as you stated, before your Domain is fully propagated. If you use coding other than HTML or CGI(perl), you would need to email support@lunarpages.com once your Account is setup and request a subdomain for testing.

Hope this helps  :thumb:
Clayton Tucker

Offline 123321

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Re: Dada Mail and nameservers
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2006, 03:58:06 PM »
I've already signed up for an anual account, uploaded all files and tested everything before changing my nameservers, so far so good.  :thumb:

I've another website at my previous host, anual plan, 6 and half months for it to expire. I want to transfer it to Lunar Pages and take advantage of your Special Offer (http://www.lunarpages.com/special_offer.php). You say "We will add your remaining duration from your old host onto your Lunarpages account up to six months" so if I purchase an anual plan from you, I'll pay 12 months and get your service for 18 months (12 + 6 of the offer)?

Sorry if this is a stupid question, English is not my mother tongue so...  :oops: :D

Offline fretnmore

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Re: Dada Mail and nameservers
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2006, 04:44:32 PM »
Pretty sure you are correct in that.

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