[Upcoming] ams2-c7-1 & ams2-c6-1 Migration

We will be migrating ams2-c7-1 and ams2-c6-1 Direct Admin servers from our Amsterdam 2 facility to Amsterdam 1.

This will be taking place on the 9th January at 10PM Amsterdam time – we estimate that this will be complete by 10th January at 2AM, 4 hours in total.

ams2-c7-1 currently runs on this public IP: 80.84.234.19 and ams2-c6-1 runs on: 80.84.234.13

We will be issuing each server a new public IP address. ams2-c7-1 will run on: 193.189.141.121 ams2-c6-1 will run on: 193.189.141.122

All customers who are using ams2-c7-1 (ns1.ams2-c7-1.anuhosting.net / ns2.ams2-c7-1.anuhosting.net ), ams2-c6-1 (ns1.ams2-c6-1.anuhosting.net / ns2.ams2-c7-1.anuhosting.net ) or ns1/2/3.anu.net will automatically have all DNS records pointing to the old IPs updated on their behalf.

We will forward traffic from the old IP to the new IP using a dumb proxy at the TCP/IP layer for 3 months – expiring Monday 3rd April 2023 at approximately 12 noon.

We will run a scan to identify and proactively contact all affected customers where we do not have the ability to update DNS records ourselves. We advise that customers do this soon after the maintenance is complete to ensure the highest levels of performance and stability.

If you have any questions in advance of this maintenance, please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing support@anu.net any time!

[Completed] Hosted Email server maintenance

We will be performing maintenance on our Hosted Email infrastructure which unfortunately will require a brief disruption to service.

Inbound mail will be queued for delivery once the server is back online. Access to Webmail, POP3, IMAP and SMTP will be temporarily unavailable.

The disruption is anticipated to last approximately 45 minutes and will commence at 00:00 CET on 2022-10-31

Apologies for any inconvenience caused while we perform this essential maintenance work.

Hosted Email: Insecure Connections being phased out 1st June, 2020

We have always tried to make it easy for customers to use our Hosted Email service and this includes supporting a wide array of protocols, encryption methods and ports.

Encrypted connections to mail servers are now commonplace and all modern mail clients support them. Over 75% connections to our Hosted Email service are currently encrypted.

We will be phasing out insecure IMAP, POP3 and SMTP email connections on our Hosted Email platform on the 1st June, 2020. We will be contacting clients directly affected by this change multiple times and will have a number of blackout hours as outlined in the timetable below.

  • 23rd – 27th March 2020: We will look at incoming insecure connections and email clients directly affected letting them know they have until the 1st June 2020 to sort this and offer assistance if necessary.
  • 20th – 24th April 2020: We will generate a new list of remaining insecure connections and email clients with a reminder.
  • 18th – 22nd May 2020: We will generate a new list of remaining insecure connections and email clients with a final reminder.
  • 25th, 27th and 29th May 2020: At 10am UK time we will disable insecure IMAP, POP3 and SMTP connections for 1 hour.
  • 1st June 2020: We will disable insecure IMAP, POP3 and SMTP connections permanently.

To ensure you are connecting to our Hosted Email service securely and to ensure you’re using our most up to date, recommended mail client settings, please visit this help page: https://blog.anu.net/hosted-email-connection-settings/

If you have any questions, concerns or feedback or if you need any assistance, do not hesitate to contact us by emailing support@anu.net