BLOG

Tag: Meta

Phone call of the week

I received a message on our 800 number. “This is Mark from a-website.example. Your customers are complaining to me that they are not getting my mail. And you’re blocking mail from me. Explain this to me!”     I called him back and left a message: “I think you’re confused and I probably can’t help […]

No Comments

Network glitches and corrupted VMs

I had a bit of a interesting Friday. I was so glad it was finally the weekend. Saturday we did a bunch of errands, including go visit our servers. See, we’ve been upgrading infrastructure to implement a second type of backup system. Saturday we were doing the last set of upgrades so we could install over the weekend. […]

No Comments

What a week!

Yesterday, after 5pm, I was so happy. I was telling folks to have a great weekend. To take time off and relax. Have fun! Don’t work! Enjoy the weather! Then someone pointed out it was only Thursday. But! I got up this morning and got lots of happy Facebook notifications from friends about how TODAY […]

No Comments

Happy Holidays

Blogging will be light (or non-existent) for the next week or so. I leave you with Valeria and her first Christmas tree from many years ago. The kittens are older now, we can have a tree complete with lights AND ornaments. See y’all in the new year!

No Comments

Holiday season

We’re 10 days out from Christmas, 9 days out from the end of binge-shopping-season (and 11 days out from return season). Unlike previous years, I haven’t heard of any significant delivery challenges. Most of what I’m hearing is the normal day-to-day stuff. There’s a little more of it, but nothing like in years past where […]

No Comments

Unexpected break

Sorry for the unexpected break in blogging. Been dealing with some emergencies. Happy 4th to my fellow citizens. Happy late Canada day to all our northern friends. We’ll resume blogging next week.

No Comments

Busy week

This week has been incredibly busy with business stuff and I’ve not had a lot of time to sit and think about blogging. Blogging will be light for the next few days while I catch up.

No Comments

And we’re back

Happy New Year! I am back and ready to talk email with folks. December is always a busy time, both between the holidays and all associated personal stuff, but also for delivery consulting. There are senders that suddenly discover their email going to the bulk folder and needing help and assistance. But now it’s January […]

No Comments

Ken gets spam

Ken at Popehat gets spam offering to write a sponsored post. Ken counters with what he wants out of a sponsored post. Blogging is going to be light this week. I’ve got a couple project deadlines to meet and most of my focus is on that. Plus, it’s the end of August and most folks […]

No Comments

Spam illustrated

Portraits of Spammers It’s been a long week, so enjoy some art (and spam). Next week we’ll get back to discussing the many faults of Gmail. And senders. And receivers. And, well, everyone has faults. And email is Dead. Tabs killed it.

3 Comments
  • 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


Archives