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Sterling, VA – partial outage

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.

10/17/2015 – 11:00 AM – down – resolved is temporarily down because of a hardware problem.   Check back for updates. 11:55 AM EDT – disk volumes are being checked for corruption.  Repair in progress. 12:10 PM EDT – disk check / repair continues … 12:27 PM EDT – repairs complete, back online 12:38 PM EDT – No mail was… Read More »

WordPress 4.3.1 Security Release

WordPress 4.3.1 is now available. This is a an important security notice affecting all previous versions of WordPress and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. Being proactive in the protection of your site is of one of the most important aspects of having a solid web site security policy. This release includes… Read More »

Barracuda update is doing an excellent job of blocking spam without stopping non-spam – the only false positives we’re seeing involve mail from bulk sources (,, etc., where many messages with the same content come in at once, which is characteristic of spam – you may find that you need to whitelist these if they’re… Read More »

Spam filter change: switching from Postini to Barracuda

We provide spam and virus filtering with all email accounts – you really can’t use email without it anymore. We’ve used Postini for our premium spam filtering since 2001 (twelve years!).  Google bought Postini in 2007, and Postini continued to be excellent until about a year ago when we noticed that things were slipping –… Read More »