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...to the August issue of the Mr Site newsletter – we hope you’ve had a great month. Our expert this month is legal eagle, Law Donut, with some helpful pointers on how to deal with employee dismissal. The support team have also put together a great step-by-step guide to setting up Mr Site emails for your iPhone, as well as our usual Mr Site updates. We hope you enjoy this month’s newsletter!

Takeaway Website updates

We’ve been busy enhancing the system with lots of new updates – along with five new templates and over 25 new backgrounds, the team have also been working on improvements to a number of features. You may have noticed that ‘Add/Edit shop’ is now performing quicker, the re-designed log in pages for Takeaway Website and webmail, and a new editor in the mailing list (which allows you to insert images). You'll find Takeaway Website is compatible with the newest versions of Google Chrome and Safari, as well as any mobile browsers.

Receiving emails on your iPhone

The support team gets lots of requests from customers who’d like to know how to receive Mr Site emails on their iPhone. So, to give you a helping hand, they’ve put together a quick tutorial to get you going!



If this is the first email account you’ve set up on the iPhone or iPod Touch, tap the Mail button. Otherwise, tap ‘Settings’ on the home screen, followed by ‘Mail, Contacts Calendars’, then under ‘Accounts’ tap on the ‘Add Account’ option.

                   

To set up an account for your Mr Site email address, tap ‘Other’; then on the following screen tap ‘Add Mail Account’ under Mail.

Next, enter the following information:
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  • The password will be your Mr Site email password
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Tap ‘Next’ and on the following screen, ensure ‘POP’ is selected at the top of the screen.

Under ‘Incoming Mail Server’ complete the following information:
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  • The password will be your Mr Site email password
Tap on ‘Save’, then click ‘Yes’ on that pop up that asks ‘Do you want to try setting up the account without SSL’.

Wait for the iPhone to test your incoming and outgoing mail settings and connect to your mailbox.



Website of the month

www.theenglishbuntingcompany.co.uk
Emma Green

Thank you once again for all your entries to Website of the Month – as always we saw a very high standard from everyone! Congratulations to Emma Green of theenglishbuntingcompany.co.uk who traded in on our love of vintage by bringing back traditional bunting! Emma tells us more about her wonderfully stylish website…

‘I was a director for a legal firm but due to changes in the criminal justice system the company went into liquidation – all this just as I became pregnant.
Although, I was concerned about how to support my family I also saw it as an opportunity to set up a business where I could work from home and be creative. I set on the idea of making unique and high quality bunting. I knew the best way of selling my product was to sell online but wasn’t sure how…I didn't have the money for a web designer but nor did I have the skills to create it myself from scratch. Until I came across Mr Site’s Takeaway Website.

After a bit of playing around and helpful advice from the support team, I have created the site that I wanted. I love it and look forward to more and more people visiting it just to see how professional it looks and see my gorgeous products!’

If you'd like to be the next Website of Month all you need to do is submit your story by emailing us here and tell us why you deserve the award!

Expert of the month

August expert
Law Donut

This month our friends at the Law Donut have offered their advice on how to deal with dismissing employees. For more legal hints and tips Law Donut can be found at Law Donut and offers you all the advice and resources you need to run a successful business.


Dismissing employees or making them redundant can be difficult at the best of times. But it gets worse if you are taken to an employment tribunal to face a claim of unfair or wrongful dismissal. Following the right procedures helps protect your business and minimise the risk of a legal dispute.

Unfair dismissal

An employee (even a part-timer) with one year’s continuous service who is sacked without a fair reason and reasonable treatment can claim unfair dismissal unless you can show that it is fair. Fair grounds for dismissal include the conduct of the employee, their ability or qualifications, redundancy or reaching retirement age. You must follow a fair and reasonable dismissal procedure.

A dismissal is automatically unfair if it is for one of a number of prescribed reasons, including whistleblowing, health and safety activities or illegal discrimination. This applies to all workers, no matter how short their period of employment.

An employee who has been unfairly dismissed can ask the employment tribunal to order re-employment or award compensation for unfair dismissal. The basic award is £11,400 (depending on age and length of service) and compensation for financial loss up to a maximum of £65,300. Compensation can be unlimited if the employee has suffered from illegal discrimination.

Always seek professional advice before dismissing an employee with more than one year’s service.



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