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Increase in Emotet Malware Attacks via Email

Trojan HorseThis is just a quick note to remind customers to be vigilant when reading email.

In recent days there has been an increase in malware attacks by a family of malware, and cybercrime operation, known as Emotet. [1] The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recently posted an update regarding Increased Emotet Malware Activity. [2]

Some main points, to be aware of, include…

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Email Planned Maintenance

maintenance photoWe have received notice of some upcoming planned maintenance periods on our email platform. This will affect email customers using our Personal Email service, with widomaker.com (or tni.net) addresses, as well as any customers who use our Hosted SMB E-mail or Enhanced Email services. Customers who use our Standard Email service, which is hosted and managed on our Plesk hosting servers, are not affected.

Users may notice brief email interruptions, or blips, during the maintenance windows. The maintenance windows are listed, below…

Tue, Jan 21, 12:00 AM – 03:00 AM ET
Wed, Jan 22, 12:00 AM – 03:00 AM ET

Upcoming Emergency Maintenance Periods (E-mail Server)

This announcement applies to customers with widomaker.com (or tni.net) e-mail accounts. Additionally, it applies to customers who use our Hosted SMB Enhanced Email service with their own domain name. This does not apply to customers using their own domain name with the Standard Email managed with the Plesk Control Panel.

We received the following notices from our email server provider regarding two upcoming emergency server maintenance periods:

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[Resolved] Webmail & IMAP Login Failures

12/3/2019 11:40 AM ET – Our e-mail server provider is investigating login failures when using certain methods of accessing email. Users may be unable to login via Webmail and may experience login trouble or connection degradation via IMAP. All further updates, and notification of resolution, will be posted on the following Incident Report page (click the button below)…

Webmail & IMAP Login Failures – Cluster B

12/3/2019 3:10 PM ET – All Webmail & IMAP email issues are now resolved and users should no longer receive any errors when logging in.

New Anti-Spam Plugin for Plesk Hosted Mailboxes

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This announcement is only intended for customers who have their own custom domain name hosted on one of our Plesk hosting servers.

Our Plesk hosting servers make use of the #1 Open Source anti-spam platform, Spamassassin. Next week we will be implementing an additional anti-spam plugin (Warden Anti-spam and Virus Protection), on our Plesk hosting servers, to enhance the existing Spamassassin system. If you have a domain and e-mail hosted on one of our Plesk hosting servers, you may notice a reduction in the amount of spam/junk e-mail you receive. Additionally, you may see some additional controls and options, regarding spam filtering, in the Plesk control panel.

As with all anti-spam systems, it may require some tweaking at the individual level, before it works optimally. If you notice that some messages are being flagged as spam, that shouldn’t be, please contact us so we can make appropriate adjustments to your individual settings.

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[Resolved] Webmail Issue

10/25/2019 6:12 PM ET – The Operations team fixed the stylesheets (CSS) not being able to load for the Webmail interface. Webmail should be expected to render normally, now.

10/25/2019 4:35 PM ET – We have identified an issue where Widomaker e-mail users may experience an issue trying to load their Webmail. The page may not load properly. Updates will be made available at the link button, below, as soon as possible…

Cluster B Webmail Issue

[Resolved] Issue with Domain Aliases for Email

Oct 18, 2019 – 1:08 PM ET – Issue resolved.

Oct 18, 2019 – 9:56 AM ET – There is currently an issue affecting customers with @widomaker.com e-mail accounts. In addition to @widomaker.com, e-mail users may also receive e-mail addressed to their account @widowmaker.com and @tni.net. Those domain aliases (widowmaker.com and tni.net) are not currently mapped to their original domains. As a result, users will experience the inability to receive emails at the address of an aliased domain until the issue is resolved. Our e-mail server provider is working on resolving the issue.

Updates on this issue may be found by clicking the button, below…

Cluster B – Domain Aliases

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