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  1. Good lord, my post was making a joke!!!! Did anyone actually LOOK at the link (before it was censored)? It is one thing to start an anti-CES thread here (not cool) and quite another to be overly defensive about any diss to the email system, joke or not. Please, just get on with what's truly important... </soapbox>
  2. These folks claim to be "The World's Only 100% Honest Host" http:/ /www.xxxxxxxxx.xx/ I'm thinking of switching [Edit by SteveT (turetzsr) to change URL domain to "xxxxxxxxx.xx"]
  3. Not the previous poster, but responding because I agree with him/her. I too have asked for advance email notice for planned outages, as I could have forwarded emails somewhere else before they became trapped within CESmail. This obviously implies you can retrieve said advance notice email, before the outage begins.
  4. That link points (for me) to the main spamcop.net webpage and I don't see a thing about the email system being down. In any event, the Email System News page my Dad can handle because I favorited it for him in his browser. All these other places to maybe find more information are not particularly helpful to him. He ought to be able to find out what's going on from the News page... system down *is* news, isn't it?
  5. Yes. But my point is -- this is supposed to be one way to get current news on the system status. If it is updated with said news, that is... which it still is not, as of this writing.
  6. Spamcop Mail System News page: http://mail.spamcop.net/news.php This page didn't used to be reachable if the mail system was unavailable, but at some point in the past that changed, perhaps after I made several requests to Jeff T. to host the page somewhere else so it was useful in an outage. It does have to be updated, however, to be useful...
  7. My 79 year old dad doesn't grok forums or Twitter, so I set him up with a browser favorite to the Mail System News page. Except the news page hasn't been updated :-(
  8. I've remained with Spamcop email (CESmail) since its inception, for 1) privacy, 2) ISP independence, 3) SMTP server, 4) webmail, 5) IMAP access, 6) pop mail from players like yahoo etc. After each Spamcop email outage I've had a look around, but come up short. For my needs Spamcop email is still the best game out there. Just wish they had better failover so outages weren't so long. Right now I have confirmation emails (for various things) waiting for my acknowledgement. Can't move on without them. As some are related to applying for jobs I'm rather nervous about the length of this outage. Every provider experiences outages. If they are managed properly (HA failover, etc.) they are never visible to customers. This is what's important. I too would pay more per year if that ensured I never saw a break or significant slowdown in service.
  9. Can someone make these two email news feed links (news page, twitter) very prominent and at the very top of this forum, above all the older stuff?
  10. Thank you, all seems to be in working order for me. --appyface
  11. If that's directed at me, I'll take the job. Of course, that presumes I have a way to reach him in two years and eleven months --appyface
  12. I've been doing the same. But I don't want to teach my Dad and my other family members about this getaround -- it's taken way too long to convince them why they need security and that could be undone in a matter of seconds LOL Seriously, they don't have the judgment to know when this is OK and when it is not (and as far as I'm concerned, it's *never* OK). I've had my spamcop mail accounts since the very beginning. I never thought I'd hear myself say it, but I'm starting to google up alternative providers. I really like this service and would just as soon stay put, so I don't say this lightly. And I won't jump ship lightly either. But I'd sure like to know why we are up the proverbial creek without a paddle. Someone in charge should have noticed the "outage" by now. Again I do hope we are not looking at some horrible event as the reason. I found a couple of old email addys for Jeff Tucker. I have no idea if he is still involved or if those emails are any good, but I gave them a try. --appyface
  13. I hope nothing horrible has happened to owners or their family. That would be an awful reason why no one is at the helm right now. I wish there was someone around we could ask, who has direct contact. --appyface
  14. Different, but still not fixed for me. When adding SSL and port 993 back to my email client, I now get this warning. Oh and my system clock is correct for my timezone (PST): ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The server you are connected to is using a certificate that could not be verified. A required certificate is not within its validity period when verifying against the current system clock or the timestamp in the signed file. Do you want to continue using this server? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ When going to https://webmail.spamcop.net I still have a hard error from Firefox: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Secure Connection Failed An error occurred during a connection to webmail.spamcop.net. The OCSP server has refused this request as unauthorized. (Error code: sec_error_ocsp_unauthorized_request) The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified. Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem. Alternatively, use the command found in the help menu to report this broken site. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ IE is slightly more forgiving: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ There is a problem with this website's security certificate. The security certificate presented by this website has expired or is not yet valid. Security certificate problems may indicate an attempt to fool you or intercept any data you send to the server. We recommend that you close this webpage and do not continue to this website. Recommended Click here to close this webpage. Not recommended Continue to this website (not recommended). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ --appyface
  15. I still haven't received even auto-ack to my problem reports through webmail. No doubt they're not receiving any reports because of the certificate errors. And the only news on the webmail login page is "old news can always be found..." LOL It seems our email support is on hiatus. --appyface
  16. https://webmail.spamcop.net not working: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Secure Connection Failed An error occurred during a connection to webmail.spamcop.net. The OCSP server has refused this request as unauthorized. (Error code: sec_error_ocsp_unauthorized_request) The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified. Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem. Alternatively, use the command found in the help menu to report this broken site. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Webmail works with http: but of course is not secure. My email client has always used SSL port 993 to imap.spamcop.net, this is also failing: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Secure connection to the server could not be established. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ My email client works with SSL disabled and port 143, but of course is not secure. Resolved <> fixed for any of them for me. --appyface
  17. I reported the issue through the Webmail problem interface yesterday, but so far have not received even the auto-reply email assigning me a case number. Yesterday I could bypass certificate warning in the Webmail interface but today it's a hard error. I've had to switch off SSL in my email client and use http: in Webmail so I can get my mail. I'm not crazy about turning SSL off, for myself. But I pay for an acccount for my Dad, who is not getting his email right now because I have him set up with SSL. I really don't want to alter his setup. But if I had to, normally I would remote login as he lives several hours away, but he literally JUST moved and I can't remote in until I go visit and set up his routers and network for him. Even a simple change like https to http is difficult to talk him through over the phone, I'd rather not even try. So I'm having to look through his mail and call him with anything important until I can visit or this is fixed :-( My certificate provider sends me several email reminders starting a couple of months in advance and continuing periodically until renewed. So I have to say I'm very disappointed to be in this state again with my email, after having gone through this same thing last time. I'll make another report through the webmail interface and hope it goes through. --appyface
  18. A couple of hours ago received one email from 17:57 PDT last night. Nothing since.
  19. No inbound mail here as well (IMAP and webmail both).
  20. I don't know what you mean, 'taken away'? Yes I used the Cesmail SMTP server and no I didn't apply for anything. I've been using it regularly without failure (to send).
  21. I just tried sending to a Hotmail address now and it came back undeliverable due to blocklist. Seems that this should have been resolved by now? I am submitting a report via webmail 'problem' report and hopefully this will receive some attention soon.
  22. While I completely agree with using one's own ISP's outbound mail server whenever possible, it isn't always possible. For example, my ISP's outbound SMTP mail server will accept mail only if my IP address is assigned by my ISP, in addition to authenticating my userid and password. When I'm not at home, it's unlikely I can use it since my connection is probably not provided by my ISP. I can probably use their webmail interface, which only authenticates my userid and password. But that doesn't give me access to send and receive my Spamcop email. When I'm at work, my employer's outbound SMTP server is blocked from use by all but the corporate email system. And my ISP's webmail site is also blocked by my employer's firewall. So both of those options are out. I'm able to access both Spamcop Webmail and the CESMail outbound SMTP server from work though (go figure). So without them I'd be limited to sending email from my cell phone, or not sending personal email at all, at any time during the workday. This may not be a common scenario, but it's probably not terribly rare either.
  23. I'm still unable to email a hotmail address, at least some of the time. Here's the bounce message from this morning's attempt:
  24. There's still no news on the news page about this outage (I can't see the Twitter page from work, it's blocked here). Can one of the admins here reach Jeff to make him aware of the issue? I tried using the Problem Report function in the webmail interface but apparently that also uses the outbound email server as it gives the same "service unavailable" error message.
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