Upcoming Maintenance Alerts:
Managed WordPress Hosting
February 1, 2021 9pm EST
Our Security Engineering Team will be performing maintenance on the Managed WordPress servers. There is no expected disruption to services due to this maintenance. If you experience any issues or witness any abnormalities, please do not hesitate to let us know. Estimated duration: 4 hours.
Current Service-Impacting Alerts:
There are no service-impacting issues at this time
Note: If you are experiencing any website or email issues, please do let us know by completing this form.
Previous Alerts (resolved):
MySQL Issue – January 5, 2021 1:35 EST [Resolved]
The issue with database errors on some sites has now been resolved. We apologize for this downtime and understand how important it is for your sites to be running. This is as you know a very rare occurrance and we do not anticipate any further issues. We are just waiting on a report from our technical team on the cause of the issue. Thank you all for your patience!
The Net Now Email account: December 20, 2020 [Resolved]
We have been working to harden our email addresses for thenetnow.com domain to prevent spammers from spoofing our email addresses. As a result, those mailservers who obey SPF, DKIM and DMARC policies will now either allow delivery of emails purporting to come from thenetnow.com or classify them as spam if they don’t match our policies. Note: We now will also use email@example.com in addition to firstname.lastname@example.org for email notifications generated by our domain registrar. Notifications (i.e. domain renewal reminders) are generated from Tucows/OpenSRS servers and then sent out using our email address. From now on, all of these notices will be sent to you showing the email@example.com email address. You may correspond with us at either email address. The domain thenetnow.info is an alias of our main domain, thenetnow.com. If you have any concerns whether an email is from us, please don’t hesitate to ask!
Premium Email Accounts – Dec. 15, 2020: 6pm EDT [Resolved]
There was an issue sending emails to gmail or google customers late this afternoon due to server issues at google. This has now been reported as resolved. Please see: Google Status Page and another article on this.
There was an issue this evening with a small number of users sending mail from their cpanel mailboxes. This was due to a blacklisting of our IP. We investigated the issue and cleared the blacklisting at 10pm EDT.
May 30, 2020: 9:30 to 4pm EDT [Resolved]
The email service maintenance has now concluded and all mail services should be working well. Although our upstream email provider had scheduled some maintenance today which could have caused some intermittent connectivity issues, it appears that this took much longer than normally anticipated and caused a little more interruption for some users than for others. For the majority of users, there was no interruption other than webmail and/or client email became unavailable at times. Thank you for your patience.
March 16, 2020: 5pm EDT [Resolved]
UPDATE: Due to a security upgrade on Saturday, some email users may be receiving a request to enter their password in Outlook. We have restored access to allow mail on older versions of outlook (prior to 2010 version) to work without SSL enabled. Webmail is working normally and you can access that as usual. The recommended settings for the regular cpanel email for newer versions of Outlook are as follows. If you made other changes to your email or need a password reset etc, please contact us.
Cpanel Mail Client – Secure SSL/TLS Settings and non-ssl for older clients
|Username:||your full email address|
|Password:||Use the email account’s password.|
(change yourdomain.com to your actual domain name)IMAP Port: 993 with SSL
POP3 Port: 995 with SSL
For older versions of outlook, please use
Port 110 for POP3 without SSL
Port 143 for IMAP without SSL
(change yourdomain.com to your actual domain name)SMTP Port: 465 is using SSL
SMTP Port: 587 is using TLS
For older versions of outlook, please use
SMTP Port 25 or 587 without SSL enabled
|IMAP, POP3, and SMTP require authentication.|
March 14, 2020: 10am EDT [Resolved]
Due to a security upgrade this morning, some email users may be receiving a request to enter their password in Outlook. To correct this, you will need to use secure login to the email. Webmail is working normally and you can access that as usual.
All other services are functioning normally.
10/12/19 – 10:45pm EDT: [Resolved]
The last of the server upgrades are now concluded. If you experience any issues extending beyond this time, please submit an email via our contact page. As we are upgrading hardware and corresponding software, we ask that you confirm that your entire website is working as expected including placing a test order and confirming contact forms etc are working. Thank you!
08/04/19 – 11:00am EDT: [Resolved]
Spam Filter Service(outbound): Reflexion Engineering has resolved the issue that was causing delivery failures with outbound email flow. Outbound email flow has returned to normal and will continue to be monitored. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused.
08/01/19 – 9:30am EDT: [Resolved]
Spam Filter Service(inbound): All services have returned to normal with the spam filtering service. Reflexion services has processed the backlog of inbound email that was delayed as a result the outage yesterday. No email was lost, and all queued email has been delivered.
07/07/19 21:00 to 01:00 EDT: [Resolved]
Network Equipment Updates: During this maintenance window you may witness potential brief periods of increased latency and/or packet loss. We are also rebooting servers during this window which will result websites becoming unresponsive very briefly.
We take unauthorized attempts against our email and websites seriously and have tight firewall rules in place to keep your site and email safe! This may result in accidental blocking of your account especially if there was a recent password change which can trigger our server firewall and you may become blocked on the server. If this has happened, you won’t be able to access your website or email. We can help you get unblocked.