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Technical Support / Re: Hotmail, Live Domains Blocked
« on: September 30, 2020, 09:41:11 pm »
Finally got through to them again, and it's been "Conditionally mitigated." Which is their way of saying "unblocked" without admitting a mistake or even explaining why it was blocked in the first place.

If you use hotmail, PLEASE make sure to mark "not spam" any emails from xepher.net there, as apparently that's the only way for their system to start "trusting" the server here.

Note: it may take 24 hours for thing to start working they say. Please don't resend a bunch if it's not unblocked yet.

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Technical Support / Re: Hotmail, Live Domains Blocked
« on: September 30, 2020, 04:00:15 pm »
I will try to do something about it, but I've just about given up with Microsoft these days. Their website for SNDS (the place you go to resolve this stuff with them) is "currently experiencing technical issues" as well, so I can't even start the process of getting it sorted out. The server isn't blacklisted anywhere else on the internet, and yet MS somehow re-blocks it every couple of months, and it takes weeks to get them to remove it. The bottom line is that their system just sweeps up wide IP address ranges anytime there's a spam hit from any of them, and since this is a virtual server in a shared datacenter, I have zero control over who the "neighbors" are and what they do, yet I get caught up in the same net when one of them spams.

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Technical Support / Re: Can you help me update my website?
« on: December 30, 2019, 08:05:56 am »
What program are you using? Remember, there is no simple "FTP" here. You should be using an SFTP or SCP (ssh-based) client, like WinSCP.

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Technical Support / Re: Patreon E-Mail Bouncing
« on: November 05, 2019, 09:01:54 pm »
So, with that whole email kurfuffle with hotmail (and trying to get onto their "nice" list), there was about a 12 hour window (basically while I was asleep) where the email server here was misconfigured with a bad address list, and so it bounced some messages during that time. The logs show only one message from pateron.com bouncing (and it was to you) on the 22nd of October. There were successful deliveries from them on the 17th and earlier though, so it looks like it bounced only once, but it was a hard rejection (saying your address was unknown due to the misconfiguration.) If there were other bounces, they would've had to come from other servers that didn't use patreon.com anywhere in the "from" field.

tl;dr They weren't blocked, there was just a glitch that was fixed the same day it happened. It should be all good now.

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Technical Support / Re: Hotmail Bouncing; Blocked
« on: October 23, 2019, 07:50:52 am »
Doh! It's always something. I had to set up a new aliases to allow microsoft to forward email feedback/rejections to me (to help stay off their naughty list) and apparently since the last time I set up an alias, they changed the format of the alias file, so I started a new one. I somehow didn't realize that I had the setting enabled so that ONLY aliased accounts get delivery. E.g. I have to do "kschnee: kschnee" or email doesn't go through, instead of only keeping redirection in there. So yeah, all the vanity domains and stuff worked, but not main accounts. I didn't get any email on my xepher account for the past 24 hours either, but the ones aliased to my real name kept coming through (it forwards to the same account) so I didn't realize anything was wrong.

Anyway, it SHOULD be fixed now. Sorry for the trouble, and please let me know if you have further problems.

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Technical Support / Re: Hotmail Bouncing; Blocked
« on: October 22, 2019, 03:13:36 am »
Okay, jumped all the hoops again, and re-re-registered for their feedback system yet again (which is supposed to warn me if complaints are raised.) In theory mail SHOULD start going back through to MS addresses now, though they said it could take several hours for changes to take effect.

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Technical Support / Re: Hotmail Bouncing; Blocked
« on: October 21, 2019, 02:14:06 pm »
Yeah, it's frustrating me too. It's not this server specifically, it's the whole subnet at my upstream host. I'm trying to get something done about it, but I've fought this like 10 times, and every time it gets fixed, the subnet ends up getting blocked again at some point.

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Applications / Re: Coverta Hyenna
« on: August 28, 2019, 02:17:55 am »
My sincere apologies, the forums are supposed to email me when there's a reply to one of my comments, but I guess that broke. You're in, and I'll send you an email shortly with details.

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Applications / Re: Coverta Hyenna
« on: August 12, 2019, 11:11:02 am »
I'm sorry I didn't see this until now. I'm pretty easy going about applications these days, but before I set up an account, I want to make sure you realize the services here are pretty low level. You get SSH/SFTP access and have to install things like wordpress or other web frameworks yourself. There's nothing point-n-click. Are you comfortable doing that?

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Announcements / Re: Update Your WordPress Installs!
« on: March 03, 2019, 07:42:32 pm »
Per the update above, I've again had to disable some accounts.

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Announcements / Bounced Servers
« on: February 23, 2019, 09:33:27 am »
So the VM host we were currently assigned to at Linode was shared with other servers that were major IO hogs, causing major slowdowns to service here. I've upgraded/downgraded servers, effectively causing us to "bounce" to a new VM host with much lower IO demands, and this should vastly improve performance. So far, I'm getting astoundingly better benchmarks and results. That said, it may be necessary to do this again in the next day or three to explore other profiles. It takes an hour or two each time, so if you find xepher.net down, I ask for your patience. If it's down more than three hours though, something may be wrong, and please feel free to contact me. Try my xepher42 gmail address or any other way you know to contact me.

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Technical Support / Re: Can you help me update my website?
« on: February 05, 2019, 02:37:17 pm »
Sorry I didn't see this. Did you ever get it figured out. It shouldn't be much different, just might have to use a different program when uploading files. I don't use Mac myself, so the only things I know are basically from google.

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Applications / Re: Through Daniel's Lens: Photography By Daniel Swan
« on: June 11, 2018, 12:12:09 pm »
Okay, your application is accepted! You should get an email shortly with login instructions, so keep an eye out for it, and make sure to follow them (especially setting your own password.)

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Applications / Re: Through Daniel's Lens: Photography By Daniel Swan
« on: June 07, 2018, 05:45:48 am »
Sorry I'm so slow to respond to this. It's been ages since someone last applied for an account, so the forum isn't nearly as active as it used to be.

Nice photos! You've clearly been at it a while!

That said, I'd like to ask what plans or needs you have that make xepher.net a better fit for your site than any of the services more directly dedicated to art/photography. E.g. what're you planning/hoping to do that you couldn't more easily do on sites like flickr, photobucket, deviantart, or even wordpress.org itself?

Secondly, the services here are pretty low level. You get file and shell access, but you'd have to install and maintain wordpress (and anything else you use) on your own. Do you feel you have the technical skill to be able to do that?

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Announcements / Re: PHP upgraded to 7.2
« on: April 04, 2018, 11:02:39 pm »
I sent you an email, and the site seems to be working, but just wanted to follow up here, see if you got it sorted.

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