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Messages - Xepher

Technical Support / Re: Unity/WebGL Support?
September 29, 2016, 09:31:53 PM
Sorry for the late reply, out of town.

You should be able to add that to your own .htaccess file. Just create it in the root of your public_html directory, and it'll be automatically read by the webserver. You can configure a large amount of stuff there, including (as far as I know) mime types. If you have trouble, let me know, and give me a URL/file to check against.
Technical Support / Re: Email Glitch thing...
August 16, 2016, 01:03:51 AM
Did you just add the aliases (custom emails) and it still didn't work, or were they there a long time? I didn't see them in the actual config, but I saw them in the DB. If they were old, it's possible they were lost during the migration to the new email system a few months ago. If they're new... then maybe the web script isn't working right to set them. I triggered the "change email" action manually for your account, and it appears they're in place now. Please try again and see if it works.
Technical Support / Re: Can't send email
May 17, 2016, 08:34:28 PM
My apologies, but the rate-policy daemon stopped running for some reason. I was out of town all weekend for a convention, or I would've gotten to this sooner. I've corrected the problem, and it's up again, so email should work as expected. Please let me know if you have any more problems.
Announcements / Major Email Changes
March 11, 2016, 05:36:52 AM
So, spam hit again, and I'm moving to a new mail server. As such, it required a lot of work to reconfigure from the old system. I think I've got most things back to working, but if you have trouble with email here, please let me know. The most likely remaining problems are related to people with custom email domains hosted here.

If you're using your own email client, you need to use SMTP authentication with STARTTLS on port 587 (the "submission" port) to send mail now.

Also note, as email is what's being weird, please feel free to post here on the forums if you're having problems.

EDIT: Your ~/.esmtprc file should look something like this now:

identity =
        hostname =
        username = "user"
        password = "mypass"
        starttls = enabled
Hosting Q&A / Re: Email sent
January 17, 2016, 02:40:06 AM
Sorry, it seems it got caught by my spam filter. I've pulled it out and it's pending in my inbox now though. Unfortunately, I'm running out the door, but I'll give it a proper response later tonight or tomorrow.
Announcements / Yesterday's Downtime (2015-09-21)
September 22, 2015, 11:20:26 AM
Many services were offline yesterday, between about 8am and 3pm Pacific Daylight Time. Everything should be fixed now.

The cause was a filesystem glitch that caused one of the disks to behave like it was out of space, even when it should've had many gigabytes to spare. This prevented MySQL from running properly, which meant eventually DNS went down, and also caused problems for mail delivery (as new messages couldn't be created in home directories.)

It should all be fixed now, but if you encounter more problems, please let me know.

My apologies for the downtime.
Technical Support / Re: Mail Server Down
July 17, 2015, 11:09:28 AM
*facepalm* An error log for the webserver filled up the root partition, and the mail server couldn't make temporary files for message handling. I cleared out the large log files and things seem to be working again.
Technical Support / Re: Mail Server Down
July 16, 2015, 01:19:10 PM
I think I've fixed the webmail issue as well. Please let me know if you're still having problems. And, of course, the details of those problems.
Technical Support / Re: Mail Server Down
July 16, 2015, 12:49:59 PM
PHP was upgraded, explaining the errors on the front page. I can't believe I didn't notice those earlier. As for mail... I use thunderbird daily myself, and haven't had problems.  Webmail I'm looking into, but if you can let me know what errors you get with thunderbird that will help.
Comment Test. Had some reports people couldn't post.
General Chat / Re: Change the look of the forum?
April 29, 2015, 07:27:38 AM
If enough people want a new look, and you can find a theme to agree on, I don't mind changing it.
Technical Support / Re: Can't Set Up Thunderbird
January 14, 2015, 08:21:26 AM
Actually, it should be IMAP, port 143, and STARTTLS if you want security, and "normal password." Outgoing SMTP is port 25 (or 26 if your ISP blocks 25) also with STARTTLS and normal password.
Hosting Q&A / Re: Profile Picture
November 05, 2014, 08:41:58 AM
If you go to Profile >> Forum Profile you should be able to upload an avatar picture there.
Here, or somewhere else? Because I don't think I've even seen the word "filters" anywhere in the forum config or admin sections, much less enabled any. There is a "censored words" option, but its list is completely empty. Generally speaking, I hate censorship, and especially automated censorship, so I tend to avoid restrictions as much as possible. If someone abuses that, then they get warned, kicked, or banned as appropriate, but by a live human (me) and not a piece of code, so don't worry about it too much, unless you know your users are going to TRY to be jackasses. :-)
I don't have any formal rules, beyond those that apply to in general (on the info page at ), or that aren't stated when people register for an account. Basically it comes down to "don't be a jackass." If you want more specific, basically the standard stuff... no spam, no porn, no copyright infringement, no illegal content, no hate speech, no harassment, etc.