Email to Virgin Media Finally Working

Date:

January 5, 2016


Category:

Server Status


Author:

John Taylor


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We have been unable to deliver emails to Virgin Media email addresses for some time due to an issue with the incorrect setup of the new virgin media mail servers. Virgin media have been totally unhelpful at helping resolve this issue, but we have now implemented a work around and email is now flowing again.

Issues with email delivery to Virgin Media

Date:

October 16, 2015


Category:

Server Status


Author:

John Taylor


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We are currently having issues delivering email to virginmedia and ntlworld email addresses. It seems that Virgin Media have recently updated their email service and are now blocking email delivery from large areas of the internet. This issue seems to be affecting many (some very large) email services as well as our own. Virgin Media... Read More >>

Upgraded Webmail Service

Date:

August 28, 2015


Category:

Server Status


Author:

John Taylor


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Our webmail service has now been upgraded to RoundCube Webmail. This replaces squirrel mail, which has been getting a bit dated, but is still available for people who prefer it. Both can be accessed by the usual /webmail URL.

Email Service Issues

Date:

May 21, 2015


Category:

Server Status


Author:

John Taylor


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Last night a compromised email account was used to send a large number of SPAM emails from the server. This has caused the server to be temporarily blocked by some services. The issue has now been resolved, and we have taken steps to have the server unblocked. If you are still encountering issues, please forward... Read More >>

New Email Security Certificate

Date:

April 21, 2015


Category:

Server Status


Author:

John Taylor


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We have recently updated the email security certificate. If you use a secure connection to the mail server, you may get a warning from your email program that the certificate for mail.cambridge-website-hosting.co.uk has changed. It is safe to ignore this warning.

Swapping keyboard keys on X11 with xmodmap

Date:

April 17, 2015


Category:

Linux Admin Tips


Author:

John Taylor


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For the past year I've been working on a Mac Mini, but it didn't really work for me, so I've moved back to my trusty Linux box which is a much better place to run the open source software that I use. One of the things that I do like about the Mac is the... Read More >>

Protecting your website against attacks.

Date:

April 17, 2015


Category:

Web Development


Author:

Ashley Peck


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During the development and maintenance of websites today, various attacks and vulnerabilities must be considered to protect the vital information and functionality which lies within the web server. If left undefended, malicious users may exploit these in order to gain control and potentially cause irreparable damage to your website. This post is designed to highlight... Read More >>

Postfix: Blocking persistent SPAM senders (goodbye airtelbradband.in)

Date:

March 25, 2015


Category:

Linux Admin TipsSPAM


Author:

John Taylor


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At the moment about 90% of our SPAM is coming from India and China (The Russians seem to be on holiday). Of the Indian SPAM, the majority originates from airtelbroadband.in Like many ISPs Airtelbroadband don't seem  to care that they are being used to send spam. Sometimes our only recourse is to reject all emails... Read More >>

Fun with Find

Date:

March 5, 2015


Category:

Linux Admin Tips


Author:

John Taylor


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Find is a really useful tool. I must use it many times every day. Here are some useful examples: Finding all files matching find all directories in current folder $ find . -type d find all files: $ find . -type f Find all .php files $ find . -type f -name "*.php" Find all... Read More >>

Who’s trashing my web server ?

Date:

February 13, 2015


Category:

Linux Admin Tips


Author:

John Taylor


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Do you ever find that your server performance has suddenly taken a nose dive ? One of the most common causes of this is a brute force attack on your web server. You can quickly determine if this is the case by using top or ps. It is often caused by a small number of... Read More >>