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Posted 01/14/2017   09:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add rustyc to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
For some reason, a couple of days ago I stopped receiving subscription email notices from SCF. I don't know what I might have done to cause this. I checked my "blocked senders" list to make sure I hadn't accidentally added SCF, and I hadn't. Also, nothing is showing up in my "Junk" email folder. I've had the same email address for 10+ years and received SCF emails regularly until now. Do you have any ideas or suggestion as to what might be causing this?
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Posted 01/14/2017   10:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah, we've been aware since last night. SCF and CCF use the same mail server and it has been a little squirrelly. It has also occasionally caused replies to post slowly. We're working on it.
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Posted 01/14/2017   10:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rustyc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, Bobby.
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Posted 01/14/2017   10:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I could not post anything last night. At times it would go through but then after a while the post would be deleted.


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Posted 01/14/2017   1:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rustyc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A couple of subscription emails have started to trickle in. Thanks again! I didn't realize how much I enjoyed receiving them until they suddenly stopped.
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Posted 01/15/2017   5:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add koalastamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I guess this is still an issue? Not received any subscriptions emails for last 24 hours.
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Posted 01/16/2017   09:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Should be getting better now.

The server that the Coin/Stamp sites are on is ours only, not shared with anyone. The mail server is shared. One of the people we share with had something compromised (likely a poorly coded contact form) on their site that allowed the spammers access and they went in and queued a half million emails to be sent. This does several bad things....

Obviously it jams up the resources on the mail server and slows everything down for quite sometime. Computers are fast but a half million is a BIG number.

It slows down posting tremendously because the software interacts with the mail server upon posting to send subscriptions.

It just about immediately puts our mail server on several spam blacklists.

I got us off the last blacklist last night, but it can take up to 24 hours for the refreshed list to filter down to all the caches. We've hopefully adjusted things so that even if it happens again it will not slow down posting.

IMPORTANT: None of your information was compromised. Nothing here on this site was compromised. The mail server was just compromised in a way that allowed them to send spam to their own email lists.
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