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Month: June 2018

Windy Weather And Your Garden Fixtures

The last couple of days have seen some very windy weather across most areas of the UK, particularly in the North and Scotland. The Met. Office and BBC weather issued yellow warnings for wind across some regions and it is expected to continue for a few days yet and may even get worse. A yellow warning warrants a 'be aware' status from the Met. Office as it anticipates gains of 50-60mph, sometimes even 70mph on exposed coasts and hills. Such wind speed could cause rivers or trees to be brought down, it could blow debris around or cause travel disruption on prone routes, especially for high-sided vehicles. So what does this mean for your fences, furniture and other garden features? Read on to find out what you can do to protect your garden. Protect Your Fences Unfortunately, some garden structures, such as wooden fences are not easily protected from the wind. There are things that you can do though to give them the best possible chance. Choosing palisade fines where possible means that wind can pass through the gaps unlike closed boarded wings. They come in a variety of styles with rounded tops, flat tops or spiked tops so there is an option to fit with any garden design. Newerences are more likely to survive harsh weather so it is advisable to check for signs of rot and replace...

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Configure Exchange E-Mail Server Reverse DNS and MX Records Correctly

If DNS is setup incorrectly, over time your mail server IP will be added to blacklists. Nowadays most E-Mail servers have some kind of spam protection service which in turn means that all your inbound mail will be blocked if you do happen to be listed on a spam blacklist. In this article I will describe how to correctly configure your MX and reverse DNS records for your mail server. This article is based on an Exchange 2003/2007 server but every other messaging server will follow the same principle. Assigning an IP address Starting from the bottom up the first thing you need to do is assign a static external IP address to the internal private address of your mail server. You will need to apply these rules on your firewall to port forward SMTP (port 25) and NAT an external IP address to the internal address of the server. Something that a lot of administrators forget to do or check is to set the outgoing NAT rule to use the same external IP address created for the inbound rule to the mail server. If this isn’t set, Reverse DNS will not match and in turn your mail server will be listed on blacklists. If your firewall rules are setup correctly the IP address listed on this page should be the same IP address you mapped to the internal...

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Gardening Ideas That Can Be Useful To Start

Herb Gardening For Beginners The kits usually come with a variety of seedlings, a dome for greenhouse, pot for the herbs, peat moss and soil combination, and fertilizers. Each kit comes with step-by-step instructions on how to plant which herbs, and how to care for them from day 1 and onwards. Nonetheless, for individuals who are bold enough to try the outdoor gardening, there are resources which provide helpful instructions on how to get started. Depending on the type of herbs cultivated, there are varieties that are best suited for a particular purpose and require specific needs. Herbs that grown for tea, mint herbs are among the easily planted in shady areas. Some of the best mint teas are peppermint, spearmint, and orange mint. They are best grown in pots as they tend to overpower other plants when grown on open beds. For herbs grown for decorative purposes, among the best picks are the chamomile and wild thyme. They best thrive when planted between paving stones as their dried leaves will leave fragrance on them. There are also herbs that are specifically grown to attract bees. A few of these herbs are the sweet marjoram, bergamot and catmint. Articles and discussions posted on the web also serve a good source of information on herb gardening for beginners. These community sites share information and anybody can post a question, then...

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Best Places In The Philippines For Buying Your Own Private Beach Resort

Having your own house is a dream in itself of a lot of people, but having your own beach resort or beach house seems like a far-fetched and unreachable dream for most people. But is this really the case? Can an average person really not have his or her own private beach resort? If there is any place where this idea is possible, that would be the Philippines. With over 7000 islands, it is not surprising that there are also a lot of beach resorts in the Philippines, some of which are privately owned and used. If you are planning to purchase a property in the Philippines, it might be a good idea to consider getting a beachside property. Below are some of the best locations for buying a beach property in the Philippines. • Batangas. One of the quickest beach destinations from Metro Manila, Batangas is a good location to try to look for a beach property. It is just a quick 3- to 4-hour drive from Metro Manila, making it a very convenient location if you still want to frequent Metro Manila or even if you just want to visit your beach house from time to time. However, it is also exactly because of this why beach properties in Batangas can be pricey compared to those in other provinces. • Mindoro. Known for its white sand beaches,...

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