March 19th 2009, Microsoft released IE8 to the general public and made it available for Windows updates. The good news with this version of IE is it includes improved standards support. However for many of you who’s websites were designed with frontpage, word, or powerpoint, you may find that your website no longer displays correctly. Some websites will be viewable by using the compatibility mode, but even that will not solve all the problems.
As the developer here at High Speed Web, I get to deal with customers on special occasions. Generally these entail stand-offs between the technical support staff (which may or may not include network administrators) and the customers. The latter states that the problem is the server, while the former contends that it is the user’s code. So they bring in me, to either slap the administrators for not setting up their servers right or to show the user what we like to call the correct way to code. During my time here, I have helped several people out with their ASP scripts as pertaining to sending email. They all used CDO, and they all had the same problem: SMTP Authentication.