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 »

Mailserver troubles

Our mailserver was off the air on Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 August. It was working again at 4pm Tuesday for almost everyone, with the last few users back in action at midday Wednesday. Monitoring shows that it’s been good since then. Still, if you’re still having trouble with it, […] Read more »

Domain renewal scams

Scamwatch has an article about domain renewal scams. We hear about a lot of those. These can appear as a nicely-printed form in your snail-mail: they look plausible enough that some people pay them without checking, thinking they are routine renewals. It will be an actual company that takes the […] Read more »

Attack of the fax machines

Yesterday’s virus emails had subjects: “INCOMING FAX REPORT” and “Scanned image from a Xerox Work Centre”. As usual, they’re attempts to get people to click on the attached file. Hope nobody did. Read more »