Today we enhanced security for our web-hosting environment by transitioning to IP address allow-list based access. This raises the security bar for all clients on the shared server. Addresses that have used the service in the past year, and those inside our network have already been allowed, but if you are one of the few shared-web-hosting clients that has a 3rd party web developer, they may need to contact us if their IP changes in the future.
We’ve been fielding more questions lately about email DKIM/DMARC. You may have already read the CU*Answers Kitchen Page about it.
DMARC is an email anti-spam measure the big email providers like Google and Microsoft are forcing on everyone very quickly. The basic mile-high overview is that any servers originating bulk email for a domain name must cryptographically DKIM sign each mail that goes out with unique keys for that server. If you have multiple servers/vendors they may each want to have indepedent DKIM keys configured.
The DMARC part means that mail servers receiving mail from your domain reference your DKIM keys configured in your DNS for the specific sending server/vendor and actively confirm if the mail is allowed to be sent based on policy you’ve configured for your domain.
ConstantContact.com is one such vendor that you should probably configure DKIM on, or any other marketing member mail type services/vendors that use your domain’s FROM: address to send.
Our CUA Network Services Team and CU*BASE Programming Team area working on a DKIM project for member mail from the core. https://store.cuanswers.com/product/add-dkim-to-cubase-generated-email-and-validate-dns-configuration/
If you need DNS records configured for your Web Services managed domain, please email email@example.com the specific changes needed in copy/paste-able text format.
On Tuesday, January 16th, from Midnight – 8:00 AM ET, CU*Answers Network Services will be performing internal network maintenance. During this time, there may be brief network interruptions to our website and email hosting.
WordPress minor release version 6.3.1 features 4 bug fixes in Core and 6 bug fixes for the block editor. You can review a summary of the maintenance updates in this release by reading the Release Candidate announcement.
WordPress 6.3.1 is a short-cycle release. The next major release will be version 6.4 planned for November 2023.
CU*Answers Web Services will automatically be updating all client sites to the new version. This will happen during our normal weekly update processes.
On Tuesday morning, August 9th, from 12:00 AM – 8:00 AM ET, CU*Answers Network Services will be performing internal network maintenance. During this time, there may be brief network interruptions to our website and email hosting.
On Tuesday morning, Feb 21, from 12:00 AM – 8:00 AM ET, we will be performing internal network maintenance. During this time, there may be brief network interruptions to our website and email hosting.