Monthly Archives: June 2012

Intermittent Service 2012-06-10

We suffered what appears to have been a volume spam attack between 04:50GMT and 11:00 GMT this morning.  This caused intermittent access to various services during this period.

We have adjusted some of the thresholds at which our various counter-measures trigger and reinitialised some trend databases which has restored normal service and should maintain it whilst we examine log files and system metrics to determine how best to ensure there is no repeat.

Please accept our apologies if you experienced this intermittent service.

IPV6 for everybody

Today is World IPv6 Launch Day when IPv6 gets permanently enabled for service and equipment.. In the words of the global launch site

Major Internet service providers (ISPs), home networking equipment manufacturers, and web companies around the world are coming together to permanently enable IPv6 for their products and services by 6 June 2012.

We have been working hard behind the scenes in our own small way to make sure that both Tidymail and Wizmail are available on both IPv4 and IPv6.

We actually completed the bulk of this work over a month ago and have been testing and monitoring everything since and are now pleased to announce

Tidymail and Wizmail are now IPV6 enabled.

The websites, the POP and IMAP mail fetch services and the SMTP mail sending service are now available over IPv4 or IPv6.

This means all email hosted domains that have the correct MX settings are now automatically globally visible via IPv4 and IPv6.  And once we have ironed out any initial wrinkles with general access and visibility we’ll be trying to see if there are any new services we can offer with this expanded IP space, so stay tuned.