Recently we updated our issue tracker to the latest version (5.1.7) of Countersoft Gemini. It seems like the application was built up from the ground up, and we now have a lot of new cool features. I spend a good part of my day in “Gemini”, as it is the truth we live by. I realize though, that if you are just an occasional visitor, it may be less obvious how things have changed.
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Securing the login of your DotNetNuke site is very important, but often neglected for the wrong reasons. It shouldn’t be because SSL adds a performance overhead to your site. It shouldn’t be because SSL certificates are expensive either. But most of all, it should not be because it is hard!
Sometimes it is very hard to troubleshoot SMTP issues that occur with your DotNetNuke application. Sure, you can view the SMTP log of your mail server, but that may be either misconfigured, or not even accessible at all (this is especially true in a shared hosting environment).
Luckily, there is a very simple way to enable logging for all network traffic DotNetNuke is generating, which includes SMTP traffic.
I feel pretty bad when I look at the last release date of the module though. May 15, 2009. More than 3 and a half years ago. The module might have been a good module back than, but it certainly is not anymore right now. What was regarded as using best practices back then, is currently not much more than using legacy code.
I am Erik van Ballegoij. I work for DotNetNuke corporation as Technical Lead and Evangelist. On this blog I blog about DotNetNuke tips and tricks and whatever else comes to mind