Upcoming E-mail Server Migration
We are planning to perform the, previously announced, upcoming e-mail migration of 2018, the first week of September. We are tentatively planning on, Tuesday, September 4th, 2018, with Wednesday as an alternate date. Please review the original announcement for important details.
The most important detail to be aware of is the Username format change. After the migration is complete (not before), you will need to update the Username setting in your e-mail software to use the new format. Previously, the Username, for e-mail, was the first part of your e-mail address, before the “@” sign. After the migration is complete, the Username specified in your e-mail settings must include “@widomaker.com” (without quote marks).
For example, in the past, if your e-mail address was email@example.com, your Username was “example“. After the migration is complete, the Username would be “firstname.lastname@example.org“.
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 are tentatively planning on, Tuesday, September 4th, 2018, with Wednesday as an alternate date. We will confirm the exact date and time, in the near future. Please stay tuned to Widomaker announcements by regularly visiting one, or more, of the following:
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On Saturday, August 11, 2018, one of Widomaker’s servers began suffering an outage. We have contacted the server provider to report the issue and are waiting on a response.
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.
On the evening of, Monday, 7/9/2018, some customers, with domains hosted on Widomaker’s Plesk hosting server, may have experienced slowness, or the temporary inability to reach their hosted website. This was caused by a network issue at the server and network provider. They reported they were under a DoS [Denial-of-Service] attack, They resolved the issue later in the evening.
Reminder… Widomaker will never ask for your password, credit card, or other personal information via e-mail! Make sure to never provide that type of information in response to an unsolicited e-mail message.
We will be closed on, Monday, July 2nd, 2018, and on, Wednesday, July 4th, 2018.
Most everyone has a cell phone. For many, the cell phone bill is a significant cost every month, and can be a financial burden, even if it’s a necessary one.
Some cell phone users choose their cellular provider because of their location. If only one provider provides good signal to a location, then alternatives may not be available.
However, for cell phone users in areas that receive good signal from several providers, there may be more competitive options than many cell phone users realize.
Note: Updates will be added to the bottom of this post. On, 6/6/2018, additional router models were added to the list of affected devices.
It’s important that all Internet users take action to secure their Internet router to avoid very real negative consequences. The items below briefly describe what steps are necessary. For those who are uncomfortable with any of the steps, after step number one, please contact Widomaker, a local computer shop, or the Support Department of the manufacturer of your Internet router, for guidance.
Widomaker will be closed on, Monday, May 28, 2018, for Memorial Day.