There is currently an outage affecting our Sterling, VA facility, colocated with Centurylink. The outage is being investigated. Some services are impacted, including mail.his.com and several other mail servers. Update: as of 4:08 PM EST all services were restored. Outage duration was 71 minutes.
Because of an issue with the server that hosts mail.his.com, we had to perform an emergency backup and restore Sunday afternoon, 11/12/2017. This caused incoming mail for his.com and hers.com addresses to go missing for a few hours. We were able to re-deliver all of the missing mail, so no incoming mail was lost. Depending… Read More »
There is a nasty ransomware virus that exploits vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Office that is spreading rapidly worldwide. Once one computer on a LAN/WLAN is infected the virus can spread to other computers over the ethernet or WiFi. What you can do: apply all of the latest Microsoft updates now. More information: WordFence Blog … Read More »
On May 12, 2017, hackers exploiting a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows have attacked a large number of PCs worldwide, including hospitals in the UK and elsewhere and have infected vulnerable PCs with “ransomware” demanding payment in order to unlock the infected computer. The malware propagates by tricking email recipients into clicking on infected attachments. Once… Read More »
Barracuda developed a problem today in their cloud layer, and some mail to addresses using the his.com and hers.com domain has been delayed. Outgoing mail from those domains has not been affected. Barracuda is still working on the issue, but we’ve rerouted incoming his.com/hers.com mail and mail is coming in normally now. There is undelivered mail in… Read More »
A failed virus definition update caused delayed mail for accounts on mail.his.com and dc.his.com starting early Saturday morning, 10/22/2016. This problem was resolved at about 9 AM – no mail was lost, and all queued mail has now been delivered.
3:15 PM 5/24/2016: A file server has failed at our Sterling, VA data center and some web sites are down. We are restoring the affected sites from backup and will follow up with site owners as the sites are restored. 5:40 PM 5/24/2016: All sites affected by the hardware failure have been restored.
Centurylink had a network outage that affected our Sterling, VA data center for approximately 15 minutes starting at 7:03 AM EST 2/9/2016 until 7:18 AM EST. The problem has been resolved.
Domain registrar OpenSRS warns that there is an ongoing phishing attack against domain owners. The object is to trick you into providing credentials that will let the bad guys hijack your domain. If you get email claiming that your domain has been suspended, do not click any of the links or reply to the email… Read More »
mail.his.com is temporarily down because of a hardware problem. Check back for updates. 11:55 AM EDT – mail.his.com disk volumes are being checked for corruption. Repair in progress. 12:10 PM EDT – disk check / repair continues … 12:27 PM EDT – repairs complete, mail.his.com back online 12:38 PM EDT – No mail was… Read More »