Category Archives: Email
Having finished the work to migrate the UKFSN email service to a new server and re-implement the email filtering service I have just finished setting up the webmail service so customers can gain secure access to email from anywhere via … Continue reading
Some time ago the email filtering service at UKFSN ran into serious problems and I had no choice but to disable it until I could completely rebuild the filtering platform. This resulted in all UKFSN email customers – and me! … Continue reading
A problem developed on the email server today that caused it to bounce some email. The problem was that the internal email delivery agent for email destined to our server stopped doing DNS lookups properly and so could not resolve … Continue reading
There was a brief outage on the mail server this morning caused by a software upgrade that went slightly wrong. The issue was corrected within a couple of minutes and service restored. No email was lost.
Over the past several months I have been seeing an increase in the number of customer accounts being abused to relay spam via our server. In each case the customer account credentials have been used to authenticate to our SMTP … Continue reading
Earlier this week I had to update a system that uses the MIME::Lite module to send email so that the emails it sends are properly UTF-8 encoded. The change to the code was very simple. What was a little less … Continue reading