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Lyris to be acquired by Aurea

Aurea, a technology solutions provider, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Lyris.

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Another acquisition

Netsuite has entered an agreement to acquire Bronto. Congrats to the folks at Bronto.

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Yahoo FBL Down

We’re seeing multiple reports that the Yahoo feedback loop stopped working some time in the past couple of days. If you’re not seeing reports, it’s not just you.

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Tweets from engagement and deliverability webinar

Want to see some of the tweets shared during the EEC Deliverability and Engagement webinar on March 17? Check out what was said as it happened.

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Ransomware email protected by DMARC

Virus bulletin has an interesting post about DMARC and how some criminals are protecting their emails with DMARC.

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A must read on engagement

I really can’t add anything to what Chad wrote in Opens, Clicks, And Blocks In The Third Age Of Email Deliverability

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Everyone.net SMTP Issues

Everyone.net engineers are investigating a SMTP connectivity issue. Everyone.net Status Page

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Listcast acquired by MailerMailer

Listcast, an email list management service, has been acquired.  MailerMailer will take over management and support of all Listcast customers effective immediately from Domainate, Inc.

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Barracuda Email Security Service disruption

Starting around 10:15 2:45 EDT this morning, the Barracuda Email Security Service is having a issues processing email for customers. More information on Twitter and reddit

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Congestion at Verizon

Yahoo! finally found their broken cable (I had no idea Yahoo had fiber) and fixed it. Now, I’m seeing a lot of reports that Verizon is accepting mail very, very slowly. Some folks are reporting no more than 20 messages a minute. This could be due to congestion, and just an underpowered system, or it […]

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  • HE.net DNS problems

    Hurricane Electric had a significant outage of their authoritative DNS servers this morning, causing them to return valid responses with no results for all(?) queries. This will have caused delivery problems for any mail going to domains using HE.net DNS - which will include some of their colocation customers, as well as users of their free services - but also will have caused reverse DNS to fail for most servers hosted by Hurricane Electric worldwide, so if any of your mail is being sent from HE hosted machines you may have seen problems. (We're HE customers so we noticed. Still happy with them as a vendor.)No Comments


  • 65.0.0.0/8 DNS issues

    If you're sending email from any address beginning with a 65 - in 65.0.0.0/8 - it's possible you'll see some delivery problems. Something appears to be broken with dnssec signatures for the reverse DNS zone, leading queries for reverse DNS to fail for anyone using a dnssec aware DNS resolver (which is almost everyone).1 Comment


  • Our green bar certificate is going away

    Later today we'll be switching from an Extended Validation ("green bar") SSL certificate to a Domain Validation certificate. This isn't exactly a planned change but I'm waiting for responses from Comodo before I go into it too much. I'll share some more details next week.3 Comments


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