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v6.5 May 2004
0.  Introduction.
1.  60% more bandwidth and disk on all plans!*
2.  Pre-pay for 2 years and get 20% off on all plans!*
3.  Hey Mister Doctor, why not register a .md domain?
4.  These days, catch-alls are discouraged!
5.  New DreamHost Charity: Leukemia!
6.  DHSOTM.

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0.  Introduction.

Welcome once again to the May edition of the Happiest webhosting 
newsletter known to man: DreamHost's! It's especially happy this month,
because this month I finally took the plunge. I did something every man
hopes to do at least once in his life, if only they can find the right
match. I did something that will give me warmth and love and
companionship from now until the day I pass (or at least five or six
years hopefully). I finally bit the bullet and bought a new dishwashing
machine.

It's great! It's already changed my life in so many more ways than I
ever imagined! This new dishwasher (I've named her Betty) has a much
deeper top rack, so I can put really big bowls up there! She's got a
nice even array of spokes (is that what they're called?) in her bottom
rack which makes it so much easier to pack in dirty dishes! Her door
automatically swings up so you don't have to reach down so far to close
it! She's got a two, four, or even SIX-hour delayed start option! You
haven't lived until you've momentarily awoken to Betty going off on her
own at 4 am! Of course, you'll have to listen carefully, because Betty
is super-quiet at handling her business!

Betty is the best $300 I've ever spent. Plus $120 installation. Even
my fiance agrees (oh yeah, I also just got engaged).


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1.  60% more bandwidth and disk on all plans!*

I would estimate that with Betty I can now do about 60% more dishes per
load, which means I can run her about 60% less often! To celebrate this
huge life event, we at DreamHost are giving everybody* 60% more storage
and bandwidth on every plan, across the board, effective last Friday!
And just like me cleaning the dishes, you don't have to do anything to
get the upgrade!

What's that *? Not much, really! Just that dedicated servers don't get
the 60% storage increase (their storage capacities are limited by the
hard drives in their machines), although they do get the 60% bandwidth
increase! Oh, and people on the Strictly Business sale plan from last
September aren't getting the increase either.. their plans already rock
so much, it's like having an array of seventeen Bettys in your house for
only $9.95/month!

In honor of this, I think I'll use the SIX hour delayed start tonight!


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2.  Pre-pay for 2 years and get 20% off on all plans!*

Did you know that some people that have dishwashers don't even USE them?
I know it sounds far-fetched, but it's true.. I've even met some myself.
For example, my fiance's parents have one but never use it. Well, they
do use it, but just as extra storage for pots and pans! That's a real
traveshamockery! You wouldn't buy a Ferrari and always keep it in first
gear would you? No, and neither would I. It makes me wonder what other
crazy genes my fiance might be hiding from me.. until it's too late!

And on a HIGHLY related note, we've just started offering a new payment
option on all of our plans* where you can pre-pay for 2 years and get
20% off! Wow, I wish lemon-lime palmolive had that deal!

What the * is it this time?! Just that this only applies to full shared
 hosting plans, not dedicated servers, domain registrations or add-ons.
Also, the 20% off is of our current retail price.. if you've got an old
price under our price-freeze pledge, you'd need to change to our 
current plan prices to get the pre-pay discount.

If you want to upgrade a plan you have right now to pre-paying for two
years, you can do that at any time from our "Billing > Change Services"
web panel area. Just click the "upgrade/downgrade" link and it's pretty
straight-forward. Even my soon-to-be-parents-in-law could do it!

      https://panel.dreamhost.com/?tree=billing.services


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3.  Hey Mister Doctor, why not register a .md domain?

Since the day you were born, all you've ever wanted to do was wash
dishes. Tragically, your parents were constantly pressuring you to
become a Doctor. Finally, you gave in and got into med school,
graduated, completed your residency, worked in a hospital, set up your
own practice, made millions, and touched literally thousands of people's
lives. But it was all so meaningless and empty.

You often found yourself in the midst of open-heart surgery lost in a
daydream of frothy white soap suds, caked on grease and grime sliding
effortlessly from a cold, glistening ceramic pile of dinner plates and
salad bowls. Of course, you still dish-washed as a hobby, but you knew
in your heart it wasn't enough.

At DreamHost, we know there's no greater traveshamockery than a dream
deferred.

That's why we've now enabled you to at least achieve a tiny sliver of
that pro-dishwashing lifestyle! All thanks to new .md (master dishwasher)
 domains from DreamHost! Don't worry, ANYBODY can register a .md domain,
not just those lucky enough to do it as a career! So go and live the
dream vicariously through your website and email addresses, and finally
be fulfilled.

The best thing is, .md domains are really affordable for medical doctors
such as yourself! At just $150/year you'd be crazy not to buy five. Go
ahead and get yours now at the "Domain > Registration" area of web panel!
And please, don't thank us. Your happiness is thanks enough.

      https://panel.dreamhost.com/?tree=domain.registration


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4.  These days, catch-alls are discouraged!

I've noticed that one thing even Betty has a hard time getting rid of is
SPAM. Whether it's ham, bacon, eggs, and spam, or just spam, spam,
sausage and spam, unwanted spam seems to really give her fits. After
each load there's always huge chunks of spam caught in her filter. I
really need to cut back on my spam somehow.

Fortunately, we've now got a tiny little technique to help cut back on
spam a bit.. we're no longer setting up the catch-all email addresses at
every new domain by default. This should help cut back on the amount of
spam everybody gets on average, since a popular spammer technique is to
just guess random common email addresses at every new domain!

If you currently have a catch-all email address set up that you're not
using, we recommend you delete it from our "Mail > Addresses" panel. Of
course, if you do actually want a catch-all email address, you're still
free to set it up whenever you want!

Just don't expect MY Betty to deal with YOUR mess!

      https://panel.dreamhost.com/?tree=mail.aliases


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5.  New DreamHost Charity: Leukemia!

It's time again for the changing of the worthy cause listed in our
DreamHost Charity section at:

      https://panel.dreamhost.com/?tree=home.charity

In the last two months, thanks to a big push at the end, we raised $500
for the Free Software Federation and $967.67 for the Electronic Freedom
Foundation from our customers, and then matched them both.

This month, the new cause is the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society,
dedicated to the cure and treatment of blood-related cancers. Visit
their website at:

      http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org/

And then make a donation through us! Less blood cancer means more dish-
washing! Oh and you know what, at the last minute we've decided to add
another choice for your charitable giving, The Chimpanzee 
Collaboratory:

      http://www.chimpcollaboratory.org/

So if you'd rather help apes instead of people, you have that option 
too! If the web panel doesn't show the chimp donation link yet when you
read this, please just wait till tomorrow and go back again.. it's just 
SO last minute, you know?


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6.  DHSOTM.

This month's DreamHost Site of the Month award goes to a Jimi Robinson's
photography site, by the name of:

      http://www.jimirobinson.com/

It definitely is a very nice site, with a fun photo-paper background
theme going on. Well laid out and easily navigatible.. but I wouldn't
recommend visiting it with lynx. Loses some of the charm.

If you don't know what the DHSOTM contest is, or how to enter, visit:

       https://panel.dreamhost.com/?tree=home.dhsotm

Then DO YOUR DISHES.


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Keeping the sinks of America empty,
Josh!

P.S. Maybe you already know everything there is about dishwashers and
dishwashing, so you have no use for the DreamHost monthly newsletter. If
that's the case, you can unsubscribe via your contact preferences at:

       https://panel.dreamhost.com/id/?tab=contact

Last updated: Jul 02, 2004.