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WestHost - CReeves
07-11-2008, 03:04 PM
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WestHost Client Connection
News & Updates from WestHost
Volume V, Issue VII
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We invite you to check out our latest releases that are sure to enhance your WestHost experience. We highly recommend that you take a moment to read our Useful Tips section and learn how you can more effectively avoid SPAM and manage your e-mail!
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Contents of this issue:

*Recent Updates
- Web Site Creator
*Useful Tips
- E-mail Management
*What We Are Working On
-New Releases
*WestHost Success Story Submission
-$50 Amazon Gift Certificate
*WestHost Employee Spotlight
- Dustin Olson: Technical Support
*Current Specials/Promotions
- “Summer Special”
- Dedicated Server Specials
*Support Stats
- E-mail, Live Chat, & Phone
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Recent Updates
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- Web Site Creator -

We have recently deployed a new upgrade to our Web Site Creator. This upgrade has increased usability, functionality and offers a number of additional templates. In order to take advantage of the new features and improvements to existing features you will need to log in and republish your Web site.
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Useful Tips
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- E-mail Management -

We commonly see clients having difficulty using their e-mail efficiently due to action(s) they have taken. When it comes to e-mail we understand that securing your personal information, efficiency, and reliability are of the utmost importance to you. Here are some great ideas on avoiding SPAM and maximizing the functionality of your e-mail.

• Don’t put your e-mail address anywhere on your Web site in plain text.
• Don’t fill out forms or register with other Web sites unless you trust their privacy policies.
• Don’t unsubscribe from newsletters and other forms of mass e-mailing unless you trust the sender.
• Install the SPAM filtering applications that we offer; Dynamic SPAM Rejection with RBLs 1.1 and Spamassassin 3.2.4.
• If you use POP3 e-mail don’t store your e-mail on the server.
• If you must store e-mail on the server, install and utilize the IMAP server and break your storage up into small manageable folders.
• Read any error messages you receive in their entirety; the resolution is usually found in the details of those messages.

For additional tips and information on managing your e-mail please log-in and visit our Members Area.
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What We Are Working On
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- New Releases -

We are currently in the process of deploying the following new site applications:

• Drupal
• Zencart

We are excited to be offer both of these as they are sure to enhance your WestHost experience. You will see these new applications in your Site Manager within the next couple of weeks. Please watch closely for additional releases in the upcoming months!
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WestHost Success Story Submission
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- $50 Amazon Gift Certificate -

Has WestHost helped you take your Web site/business to the next
level? Have a success story involving WestHost that you would like to
share with others? Submit your story to WestHost, and if we use it,
you will win a link to your Web site from WestHost's Web site and a
$50 Amazon Gift Certificate! We invite you to check out some of our latest success stories http://www.westhost.com/client-success-stories.html.

Submit your success story online at:
http://www.westhost.com/success-story-submission.html
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WestHost Employee Spotlight
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Dustin Olson: Technical Support

For those of you who have had the opportunity to work with Dustin you are already familiar with his high level of professionalism and strong technical aptitude. Dustin not only has been a superb technician but he has also taken on additional internal projects. Dustin is reliable and can always be counted on to perform his job duties and is flexible in helping out the rest of his team. It’s no wonder we receive a tremendous amount of praise from clients who have been fortunate enough to work with Dustin. We appreciate all that Dustin has done to improve the success of WestHost.
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Current Specials/Promotions
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- Summer Special –

Now for a limited time we will be offering our “Summer Special”. This special offer is eligible on all new accounts. If you have been thinking about signing up for an additional account, now is a great time to take advantage of this incredible offer.

Diskspace: 50,000MB
Bandwidth: 1,000GB
E-mails: 1,000
Domains: Unlimited
$9.95 /mo 1 and 2 year billing
$11.95 /mo quarterly
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- Dedicated Server Specials -

Once again we are offering REDUCED SET-UP FEES on all of our dedicated servers. In addition, through the month of July we will we are offering DOUBLE THE RAM on our Plan 1 dedicated servers. These unique offers won’t last forever so don’t miss your opportunity to get the most out of your hard earned dollars!
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Current Technical Support Stats
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Average E-mail Response Time – 1 Hour 5 Seconds
Average Live Chat Hold Time - 18 Seconds
Average Phone Hold Time - 1 Minutes 31 Seconds

Note: We recommend that whenever possible, use e-mail support. We
are better able to track problems, reply with detailed solutions, and
reserve phone lines for those that have quick questions or needs.