Configuring BlogEngine.NET with GoDaddy

September 6, 2016 at 1:04 AMMadestro

If you are reading this, chances are you have figured out by now that GoDaddy does not allow external mail relay.

In other words, if you try to use an external mail server to send e-mail, it won't work.

Fortunately, the solution is simple:

Use their mail relay.

If you are like me, however, you are probably confused as the GoDaddy relay server uses network delivery which means it does not use a username and password.

To get this to work, use the following settings:

  • E-mail Address:
  • SMTP server:
  • Port Number: 25
  • Username: [BLANK]
  • Password: [BLANK]

([Blank] = Do not enter anything, leave empty)

Good luck!

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Toggling Orphan Rows in BeyondCompare 4

June 23, 2016 at 9:51 AMMadestro

Recently, I was comparing two CSV files. I wasn't interested in orphan rows (rows that existed in one file but not the other). I only wanted to see what had changed in records that existed in both.

I found a few articles but they were all outdated. I eventually figured it out so I thought I would share it with you:

  1. Right click on the toolbar on top (bar with icons like Next Diff)
  2. Select Toggles

You should now see additional buttons on the toolbar that allow you to show/hide orphan rows on either side, among a few other things.

So apparently the bar that loads by default is the "Favorites" one. Counter-intuitive if you ask me.

Awesome product, nevertheless.

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Feel free to share this blog wherever you want!

May 23, 2014 at 11:37 AMMadestro

Hi all, 

I have come across a number of posts from people asking if it's OK to share the content of this blog. The answer is YES!

Please feel free to share the information in any way, shape or form. The main motivation behind this blog is to spread information and save others valuable time.

Have a great day!

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Finally running my own blog

January 12, 2012 at 10:34 AMMadestro

Well, it had to happen sometime. I finally got my own blog up and running!

Welcome and thanks for stopping by!

I must say, I am impressed with what the BlogEngine.NET guys have done. Their blog engine is very easy to setup. I was up and running in no time so special thanks to them. If you are looking for blog software, please visit their page at

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