FAQ: Connecting Devices to your New Email

At GoyaDON, we try to make things simple, especially for connecting your devices to your new email server.

The following steps work for Desktop/Laptop eMail Client Program (e.g. Mail, Outlook, etc,) and mobile devices (iPhones, Androids, Windows, etc.)

  1. Open your Accounts Pane
  2. Click on “New Account” or “Add Account”
  3. Select Account Type as “Exchange”
  4. Type in your email and password that was provided to you
  5. If a dialog box requesting permission pops up, click on the “always” checkbox and “Yes” button.

    That’s it. Your email and calendar will be automatically configured on your machine!

 

WordPress Transition Special

For Infinity8Design Clients:

In partnership with Appleby Arts, GoyaDON is offering to transition your static website (up to 5 pages) to a WordPress-driven website for a flat fee of $99.  Why WordPress?

  • WordPress is, by far, the most popular open source Content Management System (CMS), used by approximately 75 million websites (about a quarter of the Internet.)
  • Updates to information on the website can be performed without knowledge of how to code in html, putting our clients in charge of their own content.
  • There are more than 50,000 WordPress plugins, such as slideshows, e-commerce, booking, galleries, security, contact forms, SEO, etc. This enables more interactive, content driven, and functional websites to be created faster.
  • WordPress themes that we use are responsive – that is, they display on every device properly, be it computer, laptop, tablet, or phone.

These are just the top 4 reasons to use WordPress, there are many other technical, security, and functional reasons that our team will be happy to discuss. We are making an effort to visit every new client and this offer will continue through the transition period!

GoyaDON Team

 

Welcome Infinity8Design Clients!

Hello everyone!

On behalf of the GoyaDON team, it’s our honor to provide your ongoing Digital Presence Services. We wanted to take the opportunity to share some important information to make your transition as smooth as possible. First and foremost, all of your current agreements will not change. Second, and just as important, our team will begin migrating your websites and emails to the GoyaDON Digital Presence Platform.

There are some important items of note:

  1.  Your e-mails will be migrating to a new cloud-based Exchange-based email system. Exchange has been a bedrock of many large email systems for nearly 20 years, and is known for its resilience, security, and ease of set up for client boxes. Our team will be contacting you individually to ensure that transition is completely transparent to your business operations. For a good primer on how to connect your email client of choice to the new email server, please contact us or peruse our Frequently Asked Questions on the topic.
  2. Due to changes in how browser providers, such as Google, Apple, Mozilla, et al have updated their products to dissuade users from browsing unsecured website, and GoyaDON will now be requiring all client sites to have secure certificates. The secure certificate itself is provided at no cost. This will ensure your online visibility, while protecting your secure information. There will be a reduced (compared to other hosting sites) annual fee for the management of your secure certificate.
  3. All of our clients will have the opportunity to include Advanced e-Commerce, Responsive Galleries, Online Booking Reservations, and other business function options on your site. We also provide an online integration platform between the e-Commerce store and all back-office applications, such as online General Ledger, Customer Data Management, and e-Mail Marketing. Since we operate a full digital back-office platform, each portion of the platform is available as a technical service to all of our clients.
  4. We have developed competencies around back-office operations and the specific tools that have used over the years. Our support specialists provide book keeping, data entry, outreach & marketing campaigns, and other operational tasks to keep our clients’ business moving forward. We would love to talk to you and discuss what this could mean for your business!
  5. Our digital back office platform means all of our clients get to see everything digitally. So your new customer portal will have all of the widgets to see your service(s) status, pay for them online, receive important updates, and monitor your overall online (and off-line) business performance. 

We Appreciate Your Patience

as we begin the migrations! Our team includes pro’s from Fundraising, IT, Accounting, and Data Management, and we look forward to working with you to grow your businesses with minimal interruptions. In the coming days, we will be contacting everyone to schedule your account review and create a migration plan.  If you have any questions or concerns before you hear from us, please contact me directly via email: chloe@goyadon.com.

 

Chloe & GoyaDON Team

FAQ: What are Digital Certificates and Why Do I Need Them?

Why every site should be SSL-encrypted

It is our policy at GoyaDON to ensure safety and security of every single site our clients trust us to host for them.  To that end, our hosting requires a digital certificate with every site.  The certificates themselves are free to our clients, with only a small annual fee to manage their validity. Here’s a quick summary of what implementing SSL encryption on your site will provide:

  • Better SEO ranking. SSL and HTTPS are not only valuable to security, but they’re also going to be helpful when it comes to SEO, e-Commerce, and visual notifications about the security of a page in Google Chrome. The Google Security Team announced that the 56th version of Google Chrome will visually alert users when they’re not on a secure website with an SSL certificate;
  • Safer, more secure data transfer between servers, with less chance of interception;
  • Increased trust with customers – some browsers will block entry to your site if it’s not secure;
  • SSL is required for Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance, so if you’re even pondering expanding your site into e-Commerce, a secure digital certificate is a must.