Posts Tagged ‘e-mail’

Unexpected Mail and Xen Server Downtimes

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

At around 8am we noticed (different) hardware issues with our SMTP server wiggis as well with one of our Xen hosting servers. This also affected the IDL license server. The problems have been temporarily solved and since approx. 10:30am both systems are working again as before. Expect though maintenance downtimes for those services within the next week.

Maintenance Downtime of Mailserver on Monday late afternoon

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

To prepare the next big step in our migration to the new mail server we will have a minor maintenance downtime of our SMTP server on Monday, the 1st of February 2010, starting on 5pm. During the downtime it won’t be possible to send or receive new mails via SMTP nor will it be possible to use the mailing lists administrative interface. Mails sent to the Department of Physics during the downtime will be held back on the sending side and will be received afterwards. Mails already stored on our IMAP or POP3 server are accessible during the downtime though. Update, 17:25: Everything back to normal again.

Mail Server Migration Part 1: IMAP/POP3

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

On Monday, November 16th, starting at 6pm we will migrate the D-PHYS IMAP and POP3 server to new hardware. Since this also includes converting all 450 GB of mailboxes on that server, the migration will take several hours. Update Tuesday, 2:50pm: Everything works again. The migration took about twice of the expected time due to some complications.

During the migration it will not be possible to access any of the D-PHYS e-mail services (receiving, sending or accessing your mails, webmail). E-mails sent to D-PHYS during the migration will be held back on the sender’s e-mail servers.

After the migration you may need to resynchronise your e-mail client (e.g. Apple Mail or Mozilla Thunderbird) with the new IMAP server. Please read our mail server migration wiki page in case you use one of the e-mail clients mentioned above, use your own procmail filter rules or experience other problems after the migration.
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Beware of phishing e-mails

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Of course ‘UPGRADE YOUR ETHZ E-Mail-Konto.‘ is a phishing attempt. And not a bad one at that. The German is halfway correct and they even used different From: and Reply-To: addresses. But still: no administrator worth her title would ever ask for a password. Please delete.