SharePoint Team Services
WP-ORG because you value the services it provides. Well, it is
time to announce a new service. Has your class, West Point society
or parents club ever needed a place to collaborate on a project?
Share contact lists? Put up a calendar? Assign tasks? Discuss
things? Share documents? Conduct a survey? Well, now you can
at WP-ORG. on a pair of Windows 2000 servers (soon to be Windows
2003) running Microsoft's SharePoint Team Services.
of you not familiar with SharePoint Team Services, they are a
framework for providing all those functions outlined above BUT,
they require no programming skills from the webmaster of the
site. Through a simple point and click interface, you can create
all those features. Need to coordinate a reunion? Write a new
class constitution? Elect new officers? Coordinate that all online
via this new service.
with providing these new SharePoint Team Services, having the
Windows servers available means we can now support web sites
that make use of ASP and ASP.Net. On the backend we have SQL
Server and MySQL databases
available. We have had requests to support that in the past but
our old Window server was not up to the job because it was on
very old hardware. The new servers are built on hardware donated
by Derek Gilbert '82. Thank you Derek!
are new services with a new support model. There may be a few
hiccups along the way as we get used to them but we promise to
work through them as quickly as possible. If you have Windows
2000/2003 administration experience, ASP, ASP.Net or SharePoint
experience and would like to
volunteer to help provide support for these new Windows based
services, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
West Point Ring Recovery
I hope that this email finds
all well and enjoying a Happy New Year.
listserver of the Ring Recovery Program, is up and running with
60 subscribers. "ring_recovery" will be a forum for
disseminating information, promoting discussion and providing
reports pertaining to the recovery of Military Academy rings
and their return to the Academy Community.
I invite you and your list members
who are interested in the recovery of Military Academy rings
to join us.
To subscribe to "ring_recovery",
click on the link below:
or write to:
I will be moderator of "ring_recovery".
For those who don't know me, I am David M. McClellan, LTC, USA,
Ret'd. I was a member of the Military Academy faculty in 74-78,
80-84, 87-88, 99-00 and I have a son in the Class of '01 who
is now in Kuwait. I am acting on behalf of Bill O'Neill, '92,
who has had to step aside from overseeing his ring recovery effort
that has spanned some four years and the recovery of some 30
rings while he attends to medical demands that have been placed
on his family. I anticipate that he will rejoin the effort in
the coming months.
Bill MacLean, an '02 parent,
will be helping me with admin for a few months.
Now, we have a new communications
tool, courtesy of WP-ORG, to facilitate the dissemination of
information pertaining to the recovery of Military Academy rings.
You are welcome to join us. I look forward to the information
and discussion that it will provide.
Very respectfully, with kindly
David McClellan, Moderator
Moderator training classes:
WP-ORG is happy to provide moderator
training classes every few months for new moderators to learn
how to accomplish the tasks of their new job. If you are interested
in taking the class, please contact:
The new admin pages are
working well. We continue to work toward getting the old admin
pages working for you again, or getting some of the functions
they offered working.
We are beta testing a
global address change tool.
PROBLEMS WITH YOUR WP-ORG MAIL?
Your ISP may have instituted Port 25 blocking.
It is their thought that it will stop spammers from sending
out huge waves of unauthorized junk email by preventing email
from being sent out through any mail servers other than their
own. With Port 25 blocking, anyone logged in to an access number
through their personal ISP will only be able to send mail through
that ISP's mail servers, thereby allowing them to block spam
sent out through their network.
Unfortunately, this is a problem and inconvenience
if you have an email account with someone other than your ISP.
Any member of that ISP who has a secondary email account that
is not an one of that ISP account is no longer be able to send
email using that secondary account's outgoing (SMTP) mail servers.
You will still be able to receive email normally through these
accounts, but in order to send email, you need you to make a
In your email software, you have two options
to fix the problem; 1. change your outgoing (SMTP) mail server
for all secondary accounts to the SMTP server listed for your
ISP. This will have no impact on how your sent mail appears or
on the ability of people to reply to you at your secondary email
account. 2. Change your SMTP port to our alternate WP-ORG port:
587. Most mail programs are very easy to change the port you're
using to SMTP to, however, with Eudora, it is a little trickier,
and the directions are here (make sure you do this while Eudora
is not running):
We have a "POP before SMTP" protocol
using the Sendmail program. What this means to you, using Argon
as your SMTP server, is that you must check for new email messages
prior to trying to send any email. For most, this follows normal
routine, will be transparent and will not cause any undue headaches.
This is how POP before SMTP works: When you log onto the server
and check your mail, the server notes the IP address from which
the connection was made. The server will permit you to retrieve
and send mail from that IP address for 15 minutes following each
authentication (mail check). When you check your mail, you are
authenticated as a valid user by the POP daemon. Your IP address
is put into an "authenticated" file for 15 minutes.
When you go to send mail, the sendmail daemon looks in this file
for your IP number and, if it finds it, it lets you relay (send
your message). After 15 minutes of inactivity with the POP daemon,
your IP address is removed. However, if the timeout is set for
15 minutes and your mail client checks For new mail every 5 minutes,
you will always be authenticated. After all that explanation,
the two things to remember in this spam- necessitated new world
order are the following:
1. Always check for mail before attempting
to send mail.
2. Set your email client to check for new mail at less than 15-minute
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience
you may have recently experienced in sending email through WP-ORG's
If you need any further assistance from
me, please let me know,
Remember our credit card interface for your reunions
and dues renewals.
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