Junkmail filtering starts for addresses @riverland.net.au

On 1st August, we turned on (much better) junkmail filtering for all the email addresses @riverland.net.au. What we had before was not doing much. So we’re watching it to see how well it does. If your inbox is empty, except for good emails, we’re halfway there. Only half, you say? […] Read more »

Too many passwords? How to manage that

Sometimes people say “I want the password on my new account to be..” and it turns out they’re using that password for everything. So that’s convenient, they only have to remember one thing for all their accounts. But it’s very unsafe. It means that if the badguys get this password, […] Read more »

Mailserver outage tonight

Our mailserver was offline for about half an hour this evening: Tue 12 Sept 2017, between 9 and 9:30 pm. This would have prevented people sending and receiving mail. Sorry about the inconvenience. One of the server’s hard drives was failing and it was best to replace it ASAP. It’s […] Read more »

Online safety

Some informative webpages about online safety. 10 Tips to Keep Kids Safe Online Online Shopping Safety: The Consumer’s How-To Guide Protecting Yourself from Online Charity Scams Top 11 Scams Used by Online Criminals to Trick You How to Stop Compromising Pictures of You from Being Published Online How Older Adults […] Read more »

Phone problems

Our office phone number, 08 75 077044, has been giving problems for the last few weeks. It wouldn’t answer properly unless I was in the office to take the call. The supplier has fixed it now. So if you were having problem calling, please try again! Now it will take […] Read more »

Email delays on 27 March

Between 9pm Friday night and 8am Saturday morning, our main mailserver didn’t accept incoming mail. The backup server did accept mail and queued it up until the problem was fixed, when it all arrived in a rush. We should not have lost any email. Still, our apologies for the delay. […] Read more »

Mailserver moved

Over the break I moved the Riverland mailserver to a new datacentre. Hopefully nobody noticed any down-time or change: that’s how server moves should be 🙂 Looks like we’ll get more reliability there – the problem in August would not have happened at the new place. The new place also […] Read more »

Why your email password is important

Now and then, someone says to me “I don’t need a good password, it doesn’t matter if someone reads my email, it’s not that important”. But reading your email isn’t the only thing a badperson could do with your password. For instance, does Facebook or your bank send out new […] Read more »