Preferred email settings

If you are having issues with email, the first step is to check your settings. Here are our recommended settings for our shared hosting customers.  Secure SSL/TLS Settings (Recommended) Username: Full email address Password: Use the email account’s password. Incoming Server: host.optimusmedia.com IMAP Port: 993 or POP3 Port: 995 Outgoing Server: host.optimusmedia.com SMTP Port: 465 Authentication […]

Server Upgrades Complete

We have completed our hardware and software upgrades this weekend. All data and email has been transferred successfully and all systems are performing great. In other words, you should see your website load noticeably faster. A server migration of this size invariably has a few issues. Here are some you may be experiencing and how to handle them.  “Error establishing a database connection” […]

Mr Nick of WeKids.org about Optimus Media

Mr. Nick of WeKids.org shares a few thoughts about Optimus Media. We’d love to hear (and post) your thoughts… especially by video! Contact us if you’re willing to give us an endorsement or share your story.

What are you focused on?

I can’t tell you how many times a day I yell those words to myself (inside my head – so people don’t think I’m crazy), FOCUS, RON! So.. this little bit of inspiration from Daren Hardy led to a deep discussion from my friend Travis Haley. I don’t want to take anything away from the […]

Email from Steve Ensley

I got an email from my good friend and mentor, Steve Ensley, the other day. I worked with Steve for years at American Family Online.  Steve is one of those quiet, humble guys who doesn’t say a lot.  But when he does speak, it pays to listen. His email was a good reminder to me the […]

Confession: “I hate (some) email.”

Years ago I followed a tip from Tim Ferriss’ book, the Four Hour Work Week, that gave me 10 hours of my life back. Every week. The tip? Check email only twice a day. If you are not doing it, I recommend it. Tim (and others) had sold me on the evils of email and […]

Radio Ad: Like Going Back to Pencil

Here’s our latest spot that will start airing soon on American Family Radio. Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Guest Bloggers Wanted

I’ve had 2 conversations – just this week – about people guest blogging here at Optimus Media.  Both had great looking sites and I found what both were doing to be very interesting.  I thought, why not share some of that with you? So, I’m going to allow guest bloggers from time to time.  Watch […]

How to Identify (and remove) Comment Spam

We all want comments on our blogs.  It’s the interaction that makes for even better reading (most of the time).  But we don’t want comment spam.  Sometimes you get a comment that doesn’t quite fit — like a compliment out of the blue on an old post.  Yes, we are awesome. But why are you telling […]

Are you good enough to go to Heaven?

In my email signature is a line that says, “Are you good enough to go to Heaven?”  For the answer to this question, please watch the video below. Want more information. Check out Save Yourself Some Pain. Got questions like, What happens when I die? Will I go to Heaven when I die? Am I […]