Hola folks - You may notice some emails dated from the past couple days just now entering your inboxes. Don't be alarmed, its nothing that you did, one of the relay servers for the evolt lists hada bit of a problem over the weekend hada bit of a problem :) Each time a message was sent out to any evolt list, it only got to about 2/3rds of the people subbed to that list.. Those other 1/3rd of the messsages that didn't get through to you the first time and starting to come back through now.. The problems been fixed, just didn't want anyone to be alarmed if they started getting emails from this last weekend. As always, feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.. Sorry about any inconvienence! :) <tip type="easy apache password protection"> If you've got an Apache server and want a quick and easy way to password protect certain directories, add the following to an .htaccess file in teh directory you want to protect: require valid-user AuthType Basic AuthName Super_Secret_Directory AuthUserFile /home/youruser/apache.passwd This will only allow users in the /home/youruser/apache.passwd file access to the directory you have the .htaccess file in. Also make sure you keep the file out of your web root(usually /home/youruser/public_html ) so no one can see the users who are allowed. To add users to the file, use the htpasswd utility like so: htpasswd -c /home/youruser/apache.passwd <user> It will prompt you for a password for the <user> name you enter. The next time you're ready to add another user to the password file, remove the -c flag from htpasswd. You only wanna use that flag the first time you run htpasswd beceause it creates the /home/youruser/apache.passwd file for you </tip> .djc.