[Done] Emergency maintenance on Web564

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We are taking down Web564 to replace a failed memory module. Downtime should be 15 minutes or less.

2017-08-20 16:13 UTC: Shutting down the machine.

2017-08-20 16:25 UTC: The memory has been replaced and server is back online.

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[fixed] web518 inaccessible

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Web518 did not come back after a quick reboot. We are looking into this and will resolve as quickly as possible.

2017-08-20 06:02 UTC: All services should be back to normal. Thank you for your patience, and if there are any issues please feel free to contact support by opening a ticket.

 

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[fixed] Web512 and Web534 inaccessible

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The servers are currently not responding. We are looking into the issue and will provide an update as soon as possible.

2017-08-16 03:26 UTC: Access to Web512 has been restored. We’re still monitoring.

2017-08-16 03:28 UTC: Access to Web534 has been restored. Please let us know if issues persist by opening a support ticket.

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[fixed] web527 inaccessible

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Web527 did not come back after a reboot. We are looking into this and will resolve as quickly as possible.

2017-08-15 13:48 UTC: The server is back online. The issue was with the installed kernel. It was changed and the server rebooted.

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IMAP/POP authentication issues

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2017-08-12 04:27 UTC: Users with email mailboxes on Mailbox8 and Mailbox9 servers may encounter intermittent authentication failures. Please stand by for further updates.

2017-08-16 22:54 UTC: We’ve determined that this issue is related to an ongoing migration of mailboxes to new hardware. We’re continuing to troubleshoot.

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New outgoing email address restriction coming 1 September 2017

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Effective on 1 September 2017, our SMTP server will reject any outgoing message that uses a sender address in the form of “user@host.webfaction.com” (for example, “bob@web555.webfaction.com”).

This change primarily affects customers who are using sendmail (including the PHP mail() function) to send messages without explicitly setting a sender address.

If you’re not sure if you will be affected by this change, then send yourself a message from the potentially-affected website, script, or other application, and then inspect the headers of the received message to ensure that the “From” header is a valid address not in the form of “user@host.webfaction.com”, and does not use any of the domains listed in our email limitations and restrictions.

If you have any questions or concerns regarring this change, please open a support ticket and our team will be happy to assist.

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[Done] Scheduled maintenance on MX9 Saturday 5th August

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Between 07:00 UTC and 08:00 UTC we will be performing maintenance on one of our inbound MX servers (mx9.webfaction.com). There should be no disruption to mail services during this time.

07:00 UTC: The maintenance has begun

07:05 UTC: The maintenance is complete

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[monitoring] SMTP blocked/throttled by Microsoft

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2017-07-27 21:16 UTC: Microsoft is currently blocking and/or throttling mail sent via our SMTP to hotmail.com, outlook.com, msn.com, and other email domains hosted by Microsoft. We’re working with Microsoft to resolve this issue and will update this post when more information is available.

2017-08-02 18:02 UTC: We’ve set up some downstream SMTP relays to help with delivery while we continue to work to get the main SMTP IP address unblocked.

2017-08-03 16:54 UTC: Mail sent via our SMTP to hotmail.com, outlook.com, msn.com, and other email domains hosted by Microsoft is no longer being blocked or throttled. We’ll continue to monitor.

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[fixed] POP/IMAP service disruption

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2017-07-25 22:21 UTC: a filesystem issue on one of our POP/IMAP proxies is disrupting mail service for some customers. We’re working to restore service and will update this post when more info is available.

2017-07-25 23:09 UTC: The faulty mail proxy is back online. We’ll continue to monitor.

2017-07-27 21:15 UTC: We’ve seen no further issues with the POP/IMAP proxies.

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[Done] Scheduled maintenance on MX8 Saturday 29th July

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Between 07:00 UTC and 08:00 UTC we will be performing maintenance on one of our inbound MX servers (mx8.webfaction.com). There should be no disruption to mail services during this time.

07:00 UTC: Maintenance has begun

07:05 UTC: Maintenance complete

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