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ASPnix Administration Team

Scheduled Weekend Windows Server Maintenance

This weekend we will be performing thorough maintenance and standard cleanup on our Windows Web servers, SQL servers and DNS servers. The following maintenance activities will be executed on our servers over the weekend…

  • Cleaning of ASP.NET temporary directories and other temp directories
  • PHP and 3rd party components updates
  • Installation of .net core 2.1.4 / 2.1.5
  • GeoIP database update
  • Windows Updates

The following systems and servers will be affected by this…

    • NS1
    • NS2
    • NS3
    • WEB12
    • WEB13
    • WEB14
    • WEB15
    • WEB16
    • MSSQL
    • MYSQL
    • Windows Control Panel

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our support department.

Thank you again for choosing ASPnix as your web hosting provider!

SmarterMail Upcoming Maintenance

On Saturday, October 13th at 10PM MDT we will be performing an update to our primary SmarterMail server, build 16.3.6855. This build resolves an issue with iOS 12 and ActiveSync failing to add new ActiveSync accounts, a fix for certain BASE64 encoded messages failing RFC line lengths, for all changes please visit the SmarterMail release notes here https://www.smartertools.com/smartermail/release-notes/16.

During this time, our incoming gateways will process and hold any incoming email and deliver them once we have completed the update.


All dates & times are listed as UTC.

Scheduled Date: 
Scheduled Time:
 
Max Outage Duration: 1 hour


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our support department.

Thank you again for choosing ASPnix as your web hosting provider!

SmarterMail Upcoming Maintenance

On Saturday, September 29th at 11PM MDT we will be performing an update to our primary SmarterMail server, build 16.3.6843. This build resolves and issue with certain emails displaying their HTML code and certain attachments are not properly displayed in webmail or ActiveSync clients, for all changes, please visit the SmarterMail release notes here https://www.smartertools.com/smartermail/release-notes/16.

During this time, our incoming gateways will process and hold any incoming email and deliver them once we have completed the update.


All dates & times are listed as UTC.

Scheduled Date: 
Scheduled Time:
 
Max Outage Duration: 1 hour


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our support department.

Thank you again for choosing ASPnix as your web hosting provider!

SmarterMail Upcoming Maintenance

On Friday, September 14th at 11PM MDT we will be performing an update to our primary SmarterMail server, build 16.3.6830. This build resolves and issue with Grammarly affecting the login screen as well as an issue with attachments not showing the correct file name and extension, for all changes, please visit the SmarterMail release notes here https://www.smartertools.com/smartermail/release-notes/16.

During this time, our incoming gateways will process and hold any incoming email and deliver them once we have completed the update.


All dates & times are listed as UTC.

Scheduled Date: 
Scheduled Time:
 
Max Outage Duration: 1 hour


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our support department.

Thank you again for choosing ASPnix as your web hosting provider!

SmarterMail Upcoming Maintenance

This evening, at 11PM MDT we will be performing an update to our primary SmarterMail server, build 16.3.6816. This build resolves an XSS vulnerability and an issue where an unhandled exception could stall a message in the delivery spool, please visit the SmarterMail release notes here https://www.smartertools.com/smartermail/release-notes/16.

During this time, our incoming gateways will process and hold any incoming email and deliver them once we have completed the update.


All dates & times are listed as UTC.

Scheduled Date: 
Scheduled Time:
 
Max Outage Duration: 1 hour


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our support department.

Thank you again for choosing ASPnix as your web hosting provider!

What are the differences between FTP Implicit and Explicit modes?

The difference between these 2 modes comes down to how the connection is established from your client to the server and what commands are issued.

Implicit

Assumes that the server is expecting everything to be encrypted and using SSL. When your client establishes a connection to the server, it immediately negotiates the SSL connection and command connection. This is normally the mode used for FTP over port 990. It is also a deprecated protocol.

Explicit

Establishes a normal (unencrypted) connection to the server. Once connected, the client will send a command to tell the server it wants to switch to an encrypted (SSL) connection. The command here is “AUTH SSL”. When the client sends this command, the server response back saying it is ready to accept the encrypted connection. This is normally done on the standard FTP port, 21.

No matter what mode you use, the data connection is always encrypted.

Recommendation

We recommend that all customers use Explicit FTP with port 21. This is the standard and prefered method for FTP security. If your FTP client supports it (such as FileZilla or WinSCP), you may want to consider using SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) with port 22.

SmarterMail Upcoming Maintenance

This evening, at 11PM MDT we will be performing an update to our primary SmarterMail server, build 16.3.6809. This build corrects several additional EWS issues and a bug fix for iOS ActiveSync reminders list causing a sync loop, please visit the SmarterMail release notes here https://www.smartertools.com/smartermail/release-notes/16.

During this time, our incoming gateways will process and hold any incoming email and deliver them once we have completed the update.


All dates & times are listed as UTC.

Scheduled Date: 
Scheduled Time:
 
Max Outage Duration: 1 hour


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our support department.

Thank you again for choosing ASPnix as your web hosting provider!

SmarterMail Upcoming Maintenance

This evening, at 11PM MDT we will be performing an update to our primary SmarterMail server, build 16.3.6802, including build 6799. This build corrects several EWS issues as well as an issue with meeting requests/responses with eM Client, please visit the SmarterMail release notes here https://www.smartertools.com/smartermail/release-notes/16.

During this time, our incoming gateways will process and hold any incoming email and deliver them once we have completed the update.


All dates & times are listed as UTC.

Scheduled Date: 
Scheduled Time:
  -
Max Outage Duration: 1 hour


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our support department.

Thank you again for choosing ASPnix as your web hosting provider!

SmarterMail Upcoming Maintenance

This evening, at 11PM MDT we will be performing an update to our primary SmarterMail server, build 16.3.6795. This build addresses some minor ActiveSync bugs, SPF checks being incorrectly executed on emails from our backup gateways as well as our last 2 EWS issues for Outlook on macOS, please visit the SmarterMail release notes here https://www.smartertools.com/smartermail/release-notes/16.

During this time, our incoming gateways will process and hold any incoming email and deliver them once we have completed the update.


All dates & times are listed as UTC.

Scheduled Date: 
Scheduled Time:
 
Max Outage Duration: 1 hour


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our support department.

Thank you again for choosing ASPnix as your web hosting provider!

SmarterMail Upcoming Maintenance

This evening, at 10PM MDT we will be performing an update to our primary SmarterMail server, build 16.3.6789 (including build 16.3.6782). Resolves some encoding issues for incoming emails as well as further improvements for EWS. For a full list of changes, please visit the SmarterMail release notes here https://www.smartertools.com/smartermail/release-notes/16.

During this time, our incoming gateways will process and hold any incoming email and deliver them once we have completed the update.


All dates & times are listed as UTC.

Scheduled Date: 
Scheduled Time:
 
Max Outage Duration: 1 hour


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our support department.

Thank you again for choosing ASPnix as your web hosting provider!