How to auto backup a Gmail account to a QNAP NAS

It’s pretty straightforward to (incrementally) backup all emails in a Gmail account to a QNAP NAS. There’s a QNAP NAS solution using Getmail but it comes with some limitations. I prefer to use Gmail-Backup. It doesn’t need any configuration files and it doesn’t have a 100 messages per session limit. It stores all mails in …

Backup a Linux server with IMAP to Gmail

When I compiled the how-to about using Duply to backup a Linux server to a FTP account I mentioned the possibility to backup all data to an IMAP account. So, all we need for our encrypted backup is a reliable IMAP account provider with a few GB of email space. In this post I’m using …

How-to: FTP-Backup a Linux server with Duply

My Linux root server’s hosting price plan includes a 50 GB backup storage option. The backup server can only be reached using FTP, unsecured. Even though the backup server is only visible from within my server provider’s local network, I still don’t want to expose all my server settings, accounts and databases in clear text …

How to enable WPA2 in the Netopia 7347-84 VDSL router

For “compatibility reasons” Swisscom decided to not let you choose the more secure WPA2-PSK wireless encryption mode over the now insecure WPA-TKIP mode in the Netopia 7347 VDSL router. Swisscom customer service says that there are still many customers with old wifi hardware and that’s why only WPA-TKIP is selectable and WPA2 (which uses the …

How to prevent referer spam

Even though referer spam isn’t something new to black hat SEOs, WordPress blogs seem to get hit pretty hard with referrer spam these days. Every time somebody clicks a link on a website, the browser sends the originating URL (the URL of the web page that hosts the link) to the target web server. This …