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What is my email address?

You have an email address of: <yourname>@farkouh.net


How do I read my email?

When email is sent to you at Farkouh.NET the message can either be stored by our server or forwarded to your existing email address (e.g. you@hotmail.com, you@isp.com etc.)

If your email is stored at Farkouh.NET you have two ways to read it:

  1. Use the Webmail interface.
  2. Use your existing email client (e.g. Outlook, Thunderbird, Eudora, Netscape etc.).
    You will need to use the following settings:
    • Mailbox Protocol: POP3 or IMAP4
      (the POP3 protocol downloads the messages to your computer, the IMAP4 protocol stores the messages on the Farkouh.NET server.)
    • Incoming mail server: mail.farkouh.net
    • Outgoing mail server: mail.farkouh.net (our SPF policy prevents you from sending email via any other email server).
    • Username: <as supplied>
    • Password: <as supplied>

How do I send email using my Farkouh.NET email address?
  1. Use the Webmail interface.
  2. You can also use your existing email client, just change your "Email Address" and "Reply To Address" to <yourname>@farkouh.net and send the messages via the server mail.farkouh.net using your username and password.
Note: The outgoing SMTP mail server uses SMTP authentication. Therefore, you will need to enter your login details to unlock the server when sending messages. Also if you are blocked by your ISP/Government from sending messages over port 25, try using port 587 instead.

I have a Microsoft Exchange mailbox, what setting do I use?

You can go to the Microsoft Web App at:
http://exchange.farkouh.net/

You can use Microsoft Outlook:
There are two ways to set up an Exchange account, automatically and manually. We recommend trying the automated method first:
1) Ensure that Outlook is closed, or you will not be able to add an account.
2) From the Start Menu go to your Control Panel.
3) Select 'Mail'.
4) Select 'E-mail Accounts'.
5) Under the 'E-mail' tab select 'New'.
6) Select' E-mail Account' then 'Next'.
7) Here you should enter your name, email address, and mailbox password.

If this is not successful, or if your PC is currently joined to a domain, you can take the following steps to set up the mailbox manually.
1) Again, you'll need to set this up via the 'Mail' section of your control Panel.
2) Select 'Add New Account'.
3) Select 'Manually Configure Server Settings'.
4) Select' Microsoft Exchange'.
5) Under 'Server' enter 'outlook.exchange.farkouh.net' and under 'User Name' enter your full E-mail address, (yourname@farkouh.net)
6) Under 'More Settings' go to the 'Connection' tab and tick 'Connect to Microsoft Exchange using HTTP'.
7) Select 'Exchange Proxy Settings'.
8) In the 'URL' field enter 'exchange.farkouh.net' and under 'Proxy authentication settings' select 'NTLM Authentication'.

Phones and Tablets:
Most devices just need you to connect using the Microsoft Exchange (or Activesync) protocol to the server exchange.farkouh.net


What is my Web Site Address?

The address for your web site is:
http://<yourname>.farkouh.net/

For example, my name is 'alex', so my web address is:
http://alex.farkouh.net/


How do I uploading my web pages?

All users have a private FTP account set up on the web server which allows access to your own Web page storage area. To upload your pages, you should start an FTP session to ftp.farkouh.net you will be asked for your username and password.

When the FTP session is open, you then simply use FTP to transfer your pages into the area. Remember to use ASCII or Text mode to upload the HTML or PHP pages, and Binary or Image mode for graphics files.

To upload you pages you can use a FTP client such as the free FileZilla client, which you can download from http://filezilla-project.org/.

Please note that before you upload your web pages you will need to contact the Farkouh.NET administrator to ask for your FTP account to be unlocked, further details are available on request.


How do I write my pages?

Web pages have traditionally been written in a markup language called HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language). An online tutorial to get you started is available at http://www.w3schools.com/html/

Your main homepage should be called index.html or index.htm so that our webserver knows which file to show people when they request your site.

You can't put any spaces in filenames. If you want to separate words then please use a hyphen (-).

The server hosting our web sites is UNIX based and is therefore case sensitive. This means that when you are linking in files you must make sure that the filenames match.

PHP support is available, this allows dynamic websites to be built. Just use the .php or .pxhtml file extension (for example index.php or index.pxhtml for your homepage). Short tags have been disabled for XML compatibility so you will need to use the long <?php starting tag. Further information is available at http://www.php.net/ and http://www.w3schools.com/php/

This site is written in PHP scripted XHTML or PXHTML. Further information is available at http://www.w3.org/ and http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_xhtml.asp

 
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