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New E-mail Server Migration Schedule

We are working on a tentative schedule for the upcoming e-mail server migration. We are planning to perform the migration sometime during the first week of, September, 2018. We will announce the exact date in the near future. Please stay tuned to Widomaker announcements by visiting one, or more, of the following:

E-mail Pricing Changes to Take Effect on 8/1/2018

Regarding the recently announced E-mail Platform changes, we are making progress, and getting closer to migrating to a new and improved e-mail server. A specific date, for the migration, will be announced in the near future. You may want to review the original announcement to refresh your memory.

In preparation, the pricing changes, described in the original announcement, will go into effect on, August 1, 2018. The upcoming server changes and migration will occur on a later date, to be announced in the near future. The section of the original announcement regarding the price changes is reproduced, below, for your convenience.

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Maintenance/Downtime 9am-1pm 11/26/17

On Sunday, November 26, 2017, one of our server providers will conduct maintenance on the underlying equipment providing several of our servers. Between 9:00am and 1:00pm, those servers may be shutdown and some services may be unavailable as the maintenance is performed. The maintenance will only affect the following services:

  • E-mail accounts with addresses that end in widomaker.com or tni.net
  • Widomaker’s home page (www.widomaker.com) and members’ page (home.widomaker.com)

Web and e-mail hosting accounts with their own domain name will not be affected. DSL Internet service will not be affected.

KRACK Wi-Fi Vulnerability

On Oct 16 2017 US-CERT released Vulnerability Note VU#228519 after researchers disclosed “serious weaknesses in WPA2, a protocol that secures all modern protected Wi-Fi networks.” They have named the proof-of-concept exploits, KRACK (key reinstallation attacks)…

The weaknesses are in the Wi-Fi standard itself, and not in individual products or implementations. […] To prevent the attack, users must update affected products as soon as security updates become available.

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Delayed or Rejected Mail to widomaker.com Addresses on Oct 17 2017

Some customers may be experiencing incoming e-mail delays on 10/17/2017. Widomaker purchases spam filtering services, for widomaker.com (and tni.net) e-mail addresses, from a 3rd party spam filtering provider. All e-mail destined for a widomaker.com (or tni.net) address must pass through the spam filtering servers before it reaches Widomaker’s servers.

On 10/17/2017, this spam filtering provider informed us of an issue, with their spam filtering servers, that is causing incoming mail to be delayed, if it was sent to users with a widomaker.com (or tni.net) e-mail address. They are working to resolve the issue.

Update 3:40PM: It appears that the spam filtering provider took some steps, in an effort to resolve the issue, that, while well-intentioned, caused some pending messages to be rejected, and returned to the sender. In that case, the sender will need to resend any messages that were returned to them. The majority of the delayed messages, however, should be delivered within several hours. The underlying issues appear to have been resolved. Normal e-mail delivery, to and from the spam filtering servers, appears to have resumed.

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