Adding large files via FTP – PC

To attach images, simply use the small icon next to the ‘upload/insert’ button.

For larger files, usually mixes, you will need to use FTP.  This is direct access to your server and is just like copying a file to any other location on your computer.

Using FTP

Unlocking the FTP is now easier.

Simply follow these instructions.

1.  Log in to

2.  Select the length of time you wish to unlock it for.

Your FTP should now be unlocked for the time period specified.

Uploading to your FTP: PC

Start by downloading Filezilla

The first thing to do is connect to a server.

Enter the hostname into the quickconnect bar’s Host: field, the username into the Username: field as well as the password into thePassword: field. You may leave the Port: field empty unless your login information specifies a certain port to use. Now click on Quickconnect.

FileZilla will now try to connect to the server. If all works well, you will notice that the right “column” switched from Not connected to any server to displaying a list of files and directories.

The next step is to get familiar with FileZilla’s window layout.

Here is a quick introduction: Below the toolbar (1) and quickconnect bar (2), the message log (3) displays transfer and connection related messages. Below, you can find the file listings. The left column (local pane, 4) displays the local files and directories, i.e. the stuff on the PC you’re using FileZilla on. The right column (server pane, 5) displays the files and directories on the server you are connected to. Both columns have a directory tree at the top and a detailed listing of the currently selected directory’s contents at the bottom. You can easily navigate either of the trees and lists by clicking around like in any other file manager. At the bottom of the window, the transfer queue (6) lists the to-be-transferred and already transferred files.


First – in the local pane – bring the directory into view which contains data to be uploaded (e.g. index.html and images/). Now, navigate to the desired target directory on the server (using the server pane’s file listings). To upload the data, select the respective files/directories and drag them from the local to the remote pane. You will notice that the files will be added to the transfer queue at the bottom of the window and soon thereafter get removed again – since they were (hopefully, if nothing went wrong) just uploaded to the server. The uploaded files and directories should now be displayed in the server content listing at the right side of the window.

Local and remote file listings after uploading the example files

Note: If you don’t like using drag-and-drop, you can also right click on files/directories (in the lower local pane) and select Upload to upload them – or simply double-click a file entry (this does not work for directories).

Note (advanced): If you enable filtering and upload a complete directory, only the not-filtered-out files and directories inside this directory will be transferred.

NOTE: If you are adding music files… DO NOT create subfolders here.  This will make life much easier when locating mixes, for example, to attach to posts.


Downloading files, or complete directories, works essentially the same way as uploading – you just drag the files/directories from the remote pane to the local pane this time, instead of the other way round.

Note: In case you (accidentally) try to overwrite a file during upload or download, FileZilla will by default display a dialog asking what to do (overwrite, rename, skip…).

Using the site manager

Now that you are confident in transferring files (if not, practice a little bit), you might want to add the server information to the site manager to make it easy to reconnect to this server. To do this, select Copy current connection to Site Manager… in the File menu. The site manager will be opened and a new entry will be created with all the important information already filled in. You will notice that the entry’s name is selected and highlighted – you can enter some descriptive name so you will later on find your server again (enter something like FTP server for example – you can rename it later if you wish). Now close the dialog by clicking on OK.

The next time you want to connect to this server, you can simply select it in the site manager and click Connect.


You should now be able to use the basic FileZilla features.

One final remark: Most tasks can be completed in several ways. The ways chosen for this tutorial are the most clear ones – if you invest a bit of time and just look around or read some of the advanced documentation, you will find much quicker ways to achieve what you want (there are toolbar buttons for often-used commands for example; some also react on right-clicking them).

Configuring Email – Mac

If you do not use it, open the very user-friendly MAIL app that comes with your mac operating system.

On the menu bar click Mail, then Preferences, then Accounts and finally click the plus at the bottom left.

General Information

Account Type:IMAP

Account Description: A personal description for your mail box

Incoming Mail Server: mail.yourdomain (e.g

User Name: full email address here (e.g

Password: mailbox password

Click Continue

Incoming Mail Security:

Check this box, Use SSL.. Authentication: Password

Click Continue

Outgoing Mail Server

Description: (optional)

Outgoing Mail Server: (as above)

User Authentication – ticked

Username: your email address

Password: your mailbox password

Click Continue

Account Summary

Check your settings

Click “Take account online”

Click Continue if you are happy with them.

Click Done

Note: You may receive an error questioning the “authenticity of the certificate.”  This is nothing to worry about and purely due to a mismatch of the server name and your domain name.  Simply look for the option to “always trust” and click that box.  You may also be required to input the password a few times.

The setting up of emails on your devices does not fall within the remit of building or maintaining your website.  We can provide a one on one service for a nominal hourly rate.  Contact us for more information.

Configuring Email – PC

How do I configure email in Outlook 2010 ?

1. Start Outlook.
2. On the File menu, click Account Settings.
3. Click New.
4. Click E-mail Account
5. In the Auto Account Setup dialog box, click to select the Manually configure server settings or additional server types check box, and then click Next.
6. Click Internet E-Mail, and then click Next.
7. Fill out the required settings as following:

Your Name: Your name exactly as you want it to appear to recipients when they receive email from you
Email Address: your full email address – eg

Account Type: IMAP (recommended)
Incoming mail server: mail. – replace with your domain name, so for example
Outgoing mail server (SMTP): mail. – same as the Incoming mail server

Username: your full email address once again
Password: your mail box password

Ensure that ‘Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) remains unchecked. This is important as you may experience difficulty sending email with this enabled.

8. Click “More Settings…” in the bottom right of the window
9. Click “Outgoing Server” tab at the top.
10. Tick the box labelled “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication”
11. Click “Advanced” tab at the top
12. In the Outgoing mail (SMTP) box, type 25. *Note, if you have trouble sending e-mail, please try changing this to port 587.
13. Ensure that ‘This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) is unchecked
14. The ‘Use the following type of encrypted connection:’ option should be set to None
15. Click “Ok” to close the window.
16. Click Next after you have completed entering this configuration information, and then click Finish

How do I configure email using Outlook Express?

To setup Outlook Express to work with your mail account please follow these instructions.

  1. Start Outlook Express and select the Tools menu. From here select ‘Accounts’
  2. In the window that appears press the ‘Add’ button and then select ‘Mail…’

  3. Enter your name as you would like it to appear to people who receive emails from you. Then click ‘Next’.

  4. Enter the email address that you want to use. Then click ‘Next’.
  5. Now you need to enter your incoming and outgoing servers. For the incoming server you should enter mail.’’ – substituting your own domain name for For the outgoing mail server you should enter mail.’’ as before. Then click Next.
  6. To finish you need to enter your username (which is your full email address) and password for your mail account. Once entered please click Next and then Finish.
  7. To allow you to send mail through our mail server you now need to make a small change to the properties of the account. Select ‘Properties’ from the ‘Accounts’ window.
    You need to click the tick-box that says ‘My server requires authentication’ or ‘This server requires me to log on’ and then click ‘OK’ and ‘Close’:
  8. You can now send and receive emails!


Setting up email in Windows Live Mail

1. With Windows Live Mail open, select the ‘Accounts’ option from the top menu bar.

2. Click the Email button.

3. On the window that appears fill out the options as follows:

Email Address: your full email address – eg

Password: your mail box password

Display name: Your name exactly as you want it to appear to recipients when they receive email from you.

Check the ‘Manually configure server settings’ option

4. Click Next.

5. ‘Configure server settings’ should appear. Fill out these options as follows:

Incoming server information :-

Server type: IMAP (recommended) or POP3 (either can be used here)

Server address: mail.<domain> – replace <domain> with your domain name, so for example

Port: 143 (If using IMAP) or 110 (for POP3)

‘Requires a secure connection (SSL)’ should remain unchecked

Authenticate using: Clear text

Login user name: your full email address – eg

Outgoing server information :-

Server address: mail.<domain> – replace <domain> with your domain name, so for example

Port: 25 – however some ISPs do block port 25 for external mail services, so if you experience difficulties sending email then you should try port 587

‘Requires a secure connection (SSL)’ should remain unchecked

‘Requires authentication’ should be *checked*

6. Click Next. Windows Live Mail will display a ‘Finished’ message, connect to your mail box and download all email.


The setting up of emails on your devices does not fall within the remit of building or maintaining your website.  We can provide a one on one service for a nominal hourly rate.  Contact us for more information.