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					URL Redirects and Email Center (Formerly Domain
Manager)

URL Redirects
Custom Web Address Forwarding
        Create, edit or delete virtual URLs and redirect them to the destinations of
                your choice. Set an expiration date to keep a URL active for a
                         specified period of time. URLs are truncated (cut off) beyond 64
                                 characters; hover your mouse over them to view the full
URL.
Appearance
        This tool is often used to shorten the addresses of popular pages on your
                site so they can be typed or remembered more easily.
        The URL Redirects main screen contains a list of redirected URLs and the
                destinations they point to. There are controls to let you make new redirects
                and edit existing ones. These tools are used to give a web page its own,
                         easily remembered address, or to categorize sections of your site
for ease                         of use (like open houses, listings, or anything you wish to
make into a                      section.)
        It takes up to 24 hours to set up a new URL redirect, but once the redirect
                is working, changing the destination page takes effect instantly. This is
                         because we must send out word across the entire internet to let
people (and              other computers) know the location of your new URL, but once
they get to              the Advanced Access computers that hold your site, we can serve
them                     whichever page you like.
Features in this section
URL to Redirect
      This is the address you wish to have your customer type, which points to a page
      on your site. Typically, this would be a descriptive, easily remembered word or
      phrase combined with your website’s name to make it easy for your clients to
      reach a certain page on your site which had a more lengthy or complicated
      address.
      Here are the two methods of redirecting an URL. The fictitious domain in this
      example is realestateteam.com, so substitute your own website name in its place:
      http://openhouses.realestateteam.com
      This is a domain (web address) with a subdomain. Realestateteam.com is the
      domain name (or website name) and openhouses is the subdomain you have
      chosen. The subdomain appears to the left of the domain name, where ‘www’
      sometimes appears.
      http://realestateteam.com/openhouses/
      Realestateteam.com is the domain name (or website name) and openhouses is a
      sub-directory path. It appears to the right of the domain name, like a folder within
      a folder.
      These can be combined in the same link – here’s what they could look like if you
      set some up.
       http://openhouses.realestateteam.com/condos
       http://openhouses.realestateteam.com/fsbo
       http://openhouses.realestateteam.com/downtown
       You could make subdomain sections on your site to hold different categories of
       content, and then make it easy for your customers to navigate to that content by
       placing it in these sensibly named categories.
Destination URL
       This is the page on your site that you want visitors to see when they type in the
       Redirect URL. You can set this to any page on your site by clicking the Website
       button and choosing the page from the dropdown menu. You can set it to any
       page on the internet, instead of a page on your site, by checking the Custom
       button and entering the URL in the field that appears.
Type
       This should almost always be set to 301. 301 means ‘This is a permanent redirect’
       and is the best way to preserve page rank on the search engines. 302 means, ‘This
       is a temporary redirect’, and 200 means ‘This is a meta refresh destination page.’
       If you don’t know what these last two options are, use 301.
Add URL Redirect
       This button will open the screen that allows you to make a new redirect.
Expiration Date
       Check the box marked ‘Never’ to make your link permanent.
       You can also click the calendar icon to select the date the link will stop working.
       This can be used to make a temporary contest or open house page turn itself off
       automatically after it’s no longer valid, as a safeguard against forgetting to take
       something off your site after an event. (But remember, it’s not good to leave a
       broken link on your site.)

Commonly Performed Tasks
Add a URL Redirect
       Click this button to set up a new redirect page. The URL Redirects page opens.
   • Select a subdomain and directory path to be applied to your domain name.
   • Select a destination URL to load when someone visits your link.
   • Select a redirect type (301 usually)
   • Select an expiration date if you wish.
   • Click Save to finish.
       Remember, it may take 24 hours to set up your redirect so give it plenty of time
       before you need it! After the link is working, you can change the destination URL
       again if you like – this takes effect immediately and you can do it whenever you
       wish.
Edit URL Redirect
       Click Edit next to the URL Redirect you wish to edit, and the edit screen will
       load.
Delete
       Click Delete next to the URL Redirect you wish to delete.

Detailed Descriptions of Sections
Add a URL Redirect
       Click to create a new URL redirect.
Primary URL
       This is the new URL that you are creating which will direct to another location
       (Destination URL).
Sub Domain
       This is the portion of the URL which would come before your main domain name
       (yoursite.com). (Example: subdomain.yoursite.com) You do not have to enter a
       sub domain if you are adding a sub directory path. However both a sub directory
       path and sub domain can be used together. (Example:
       subdomain.yoursite.com/subdirectorypath).
Select a Domain
       This will be your main domain name (yoursite.com) or one of your additional
       domain names (if applicable). You can use any of the domains available in this
       drop down list.
Sub Directory Path
       This is the portion of the URL which would come after your main domain name
       (yoursite.com). (Example: yoursite.com/subdirectorypath) You do not have to
       enter a sub directory path if you are adding a sub domain. However both a sub
       directory path and sub domain can be used together. (Example:
       subdomain.yoursite.com/subdirectorypath).
Destination URL
       This is the URL to which you would like your visitors directed when they type in
       or click on the ‘Primary URL’ you created. You can choose a link from your
       website (Website) or enter a URL for another location (Custom).
Redirect Type
       Choose a redirect type from the drop down menu.
301 Redirect
       This is the recommended method of redirect. A 301 redirect is a permanent
       redirect which prevents the search engines from indexing the new URL you’ve
       created in addition to the destination URL.
302 Redirect
       A 302 redirect is a temporary redirect that you may use to send people to an
       alternate page. However, this simply creates an alias and if the URLs are both
       indexed, you do run the risk of a duplicate content issue with search engines. This
       is not a recommended redirect method.
200 Response
       A 200 response will make the new URL you’ve created appear in the address bar
       as the final destination. It is not redirecting to a different URL. This does create a
       completely different virtual page with no redirect in place, allowing search
       engines to view each URL as duplicate content.
Expiration Date
       Set an expiration date for your redirect or response. If you do not wish for the
       redirect or response to expire, check the ‘Never’ box.

Email Center
       The Advanced Access Mail Center is used to manage your POP3 and forwarding
       email boxes.

Features In This Section
       You have the ability to create up to 10 POP3 email accounts with 100 MB of
       storage for each account. You have the ability to send and receive email on the
       Advanced Access servers using your Virtual Office. We recommend setting up
       your POP3 email to be sent and received on your computer using an email client
       (such as Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Eudora, etc). This will allow you to
       exceed the allotted 100 MB limit of storage, being limited only by your personal
       computer disk space.
       You can also add an unlimited amount of forwarding email boxes. A forwarding
       email box is a forwarding email address at your domain name that forwards to
       whatever email address you specify. For instance, Name@yourdomainname.com
       would forward to your true email address, you@yourISP.com. (ISP = Internet
       Service Provider such as AOL, SBC, Comcast, etc).
       *NOTE: With the increasing problem of SPAM email, many ISP's reject
       forwarded messages of this type often regarding it as SPAM. Therefore, we
       recommend the use of the POP3 email service.

Commonly Performed Tasks
Create Mailbox
      To create a new mailbox, click on the ‘Create Mailbox’ link. Choose your
      mailbox type. Selecting ‘Forward Only’ will create a forwarding email box.
      Selecting ‘Mailbox’ will create a POP3 email box.
Forward Only
      In the ‘Mailbox Name’ field enter your desired email address. You will only enter
      the characters that you would like to appear before the ‘@’ sign and your domain
      name.
      Example: If your domain name is advancedaccess.com and your desired email
      address is helpinghomes@advancedaccess.com you would enter ‘helpinghomes’
      in the ‘Mailbox Name’ field.
      In the ‘Forward To’ field enter the entire destination email address. This will be
      the email box to which your forwarding address will be directed.
      Example: If your ‘true’ email address is agent@yahoo.com, you would enter
      ‘agent@yahoo.com’ in the ‘Forward To’ field. This will enable
      helpinghomes@advancedaccess.com to forward to agent@yahoo.com.
      You can choose to have your forwarding email be directed to more than one email
      address. To accomplish this, use a comma between email addresses entered in the
      ‘Forward To’ field.
      An auto response can be added to your mailbox. An auto response is an email
      message sent automatically in reply to someone who has just emailed you at this
      address. To enable this feature, place a check in the ‘Enable Auto Reply’
      checkbox. Next, enter the text for your auto response in the ‘Auto Reply
      Message’ text box.
      When you are finished setting up your mailbox, click on the ‘Add’ button.
       Your email address should begin working within the next 30 minutes.
Mailbox
       In the ‘Mailbox Name’ field enter your desired email address. You will only enter
       the characters that you would like to appear before the ‘@’ sign and your domain
       name.
       Example: If your domain name is advancedaccess.com and your desired email
       address is helpinghomes@advancedaccess.com you would enter ‘helpinghomes’
       in the ‘Mailbox Name’ field.
       Your email box will have an automatically generated password. You can delete
       this password and enter your own in the ‘Password’ field.
       An auto response can be added to your mailbox. An auto response is an email
       message sent automatically in reply to someone who has just emailed you at this
       address. To enable this feature, place a check in the ‘Enable Auto Reply’
       checkbox. Next, enter the text for your auto response in the ‘Auto Reply
       Message’ text box.
       When you are finished setting up your mailbox, click on the ‘Add’ button.
       Your email address should begin working within the next 30 minutes.
Email Client Help
       Click on the ‘Email Client Help’ link for detailed instructions for setting up your
       POP3 email address using your email client (such as Microsoft Outlook, Outlook
       Express, Eudora, etc).
Editing a Mailbox
       To edit a mailbox, click on the ‘edit’ link for that mailbox on the Mail Center
       main menu.
       You can edit the password and auto reply for a POP3 mailbox. You can edit the
       forwarding address(es) and auto reply for a forwarding mailbox.
       Once you have made your changes, click the ‘Update’ button.
Deleting a Mailbox
       To delete a mailbox, click on the ‘delete’ link for that mailbox on the Mail Center
       main menu.
       A message will pop up asking if you wish to delete the record. If you wish to
       delete the email box, click the ‘OK’ button.
What is the Info@ email address for?
       The Info@ email address is the email address used for all forms on your website.
       It is important that you do not delete this email address unless you change the
       address used for all of your website forms. (You can change this in the Contact
       Info > Form Manager section).
What is the Anything@ email address for?
       The Anything@ email address is a ‘catch-all’ email forwarding box that can be
       forwarded to your POP3 address or your ISP email address. This means that if
       someone misspells something before the ‘@’ sign in your email address it will
       still get directed to you. This can be a very convenient feature, however, this also
       means that spammers can send to anything@yourdomainname.com and it will
       reach you. This is a common ploy used by spammers.
       Your Anything@ email forwarding address will be automatically disabled when
       your website is created. To enable this feature, click on the ‘edit’ link for the
      Anything@ email box. Enter an email address in the ‘Forward To’ field. Click on
      the ‘Update’ button.
Convert Forwards to Mailboxes
      Click on this link if you would like to convert your multiple forwarding email
      boxes to POP3 email boxes at one time.
      On the next page, place a check in the ‘Convert’ box for any of the forwarding
      email address you would like converted.
      *NOTE: This link will only allow up to 5 email boxes total to be used as POP3
      mailboxes.
Request MX Change
      If you need to have your email hosted elsewhere, you can request that the MX
      records for your domain name be changed to the MX record of your desired Email
      Service Provider.
      Prior to requesting this change, you will need to contact your Email Service
      Provider to obtain the correct MX records to be used.
      Once you have obtained the MX records from your Email Service Provider, click
      on the ‘Request MX Change’ link. A request form will pop up in a new window.
      Complete the form as directed. Be sure to include the MX records provided to you
      by your Email Service Provider in the message box. Click the ‘Submit’ button.
      Your request will be directed to our Customer Support Department. All requests
      are processed in the order in which they were received. You will be notified when
      the changes have been made.
      NOTE: All changes to MX records take 24-72 hours to take effect from the time
      our representative actually initiates the change.

				
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Description: 301 redirect it means a variety of methods to a variety of network requests the re-direction to another location. Such as: Web page redirection.