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Wednesday, November 30 2016

Email delivery issues

We are currently experiencing issues delivering incoming email to some Suso accounts. We are working on the issue and hope to have this problem resolved today. We expect that once we have resolved the issue, that all email that is currently in hold will be delivered normally.

Update: The problem with email delivery has been fixed and all backlogged email has been delivered. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Wednesday, October 7 2015

Mail delivery issues

Today we've been hit with a mail delivery issue caused by our upstream provider misconfiguring some kind of inline mail filtering device designed to stop spam. This was causing some e-mail to bounce back to the sender. For the time being, we've disabled our MX mail server so that mail won't continue to bounce until the problem has been resolved, which should hopefully be today. We're working with our provider to correct the issue.

Monday, August 17 2015

Emergency server issues and outage

We are currently having trouble with the host hardware machine that runs some of the Suso services. Fixing this problem may take several hours and during this time some of our services will be unavailable. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Monday, August 3 2015

Email sending issues

One of our parent internet providers has recently had a large IP address block added to an e-mail sending blacklist. The IP addresses we use for many of Suso's servers are part of this larger IP block. We have contacted our parent provider about this issue as well as the blacklist provider and are waiting for a quick resolution, however it may take some time. During this time you may experience problems sending e-mail through Suso to other recipients such as error messages returned via e-mail saying that the remote email provided would not accept your message. You should try sending the message again every few hours or use an alternate e-mail provider in order to communicate. There shouldn't be any issues receiving mail on your Suso account. Sorry for this inconvenience.

Wednesday, May 6 2015

Hardware issues cause outage/reboots

Tonight one of our main servers had a hardware issue that required a reboot. This server hosted several Suso Servers and Customer Virtual Machines that all had to be rebooted and caused 2 hours of downtime during the recovery process. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Sunday, April 19 2015

Temporary authentication issues

Overnight users may have experienced authentication issues with accounts. This problem has been fixed and was due to an upgrade. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Monday, November 3 2014

E-mail outage for some customers

We are currently having an issue with one of our e-mail servers and are working to resolve the problem. During this time your e-mail may be inaccessible. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Thursday, October 30 2014

Authentication issues

This morning we had a server outage that caused authentication issues on some of our services. The issue is now resolved and you should be able to login normally. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused.

Tuesday, April 8 2014

Emergency server downtime due to security bug

A major security issue that you probably will hear about in the news was released last night and required our immediate attention today. It has been called the Heartbleed bug and you can find out more about it at heartbleed.com. This issue required us to restart some of our services this morning causing momentary downtime. All services should be functioning normally again and we appologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Monday, December 16 2013

Emergency server downtime

Yesterday morning we had to perform some emergency maintenance of our primary server and this led to downtime for most hosts between 11am and 2pm EST (1600 - 1900 GMT. All services should be functioning normally again. Please let us know if you notice any issues. Sorry for the inconvenience this caused.

Friday, November 15 2013

Suso contact information change

Suso is in the process of changing offices. Our new physical address is:

 Suite 241
 101 West Kirkwood Avenue
 Bloomington, IN 47404

As always, payments should be mailed to our P.O. Box at:

 Suso Technology Services, Inc.
 P.O. Box 3476
 Bloomington, IN 47402

Please do not slip payments under our office door.

Also, our local phone number is in the process of being ported to a new provider and so between today and the November 19th you will not be able to reach us using this local number. You can however use our toll free number, which is 1-877-336-7876.

Saturday, October 26 2013

Downtime of e-mail services and authentication this morning

This morning we had an extended period of downtime due to the previously mentioned move of several services to a new server. Services are restored now, however there will be additional downtime over the next few days that is planned as part of our continued move. We will try to keep the outages to a minimum and appologize for this inconvenience.

Thursday, October 17 2013

Suso is upgrading all its services

Suso is going to be upgrading all our services over the next two weeks. We've done this before a few times over the last 16 years and are planning to make this as painless as possible for everyone. We will be switching all our IP addresses and upgrading many of our servers. However, there will be some brief downtime and slowness at various times over the next two weeks. After the move is complete you can expect that the speed of all services should improve and they will be more redundant and resilient to issues. If you have concerns you can contact us at support@suso.com, however most people will not need to do anything and the changes should be transparent.

Thursday, December 20 2012

Problem with virtual e-mail accounts this morning. Now fixed.

One of the filesystems that holds virtual e-mail accounts had an issue this morning and needed to be taken offline for a check. We've fixed the issue and everything should be working again as expected. Sorry for any inconvenience this has caused you.

Friday, December 14 2012

Server crash causes downtime (further issues)

This morning we had a hardware failure on one of our servers that hosts several servers, including one of the shared user servers (dorabella) with websites and some email services. All services are now restored however services will continue to be slower than usual throughout the day. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

UPDATE: We are continuing to have a few problems as a result of the this mornings recovery. We had a problem with one of the filesystems where home directories were located and this was causing a problem with some people checking and receiving their e-mail. We had to reboot the server and were down for about an hour during that time. We've now fixed that issue, however services will remain slow for several more hours while the replacement disk rebuilds itself. Thank you for your continued patience while we fix these issues.

Monday, May 21 2012

Network outage

We had an extended network outage overnight due to lighting directly striking our power generator. We're now recovering from this. All services should be working by noon EST. Most will be available earlier. Sorry for any inconveniences this causes.

Monday, April 30 2012

Emergency shutdown of a few systems

We have to do an emergency shutdown of a few servers today in order to fix a malfunctioning disk. The downtime should be less than an hour, but during this time most mail services will be offline as well as many user websites. We apologize for this inconvenience.

As we continue to work on this issue through the night, some services may be very slow or unavailable for a time. We're working to get everything working normally again. Thanks for your patience.

Thursday, February 16 2012

Server outage

One of our virtualization servers crashed this morning and had to be recovered. This caused an outage for those who use mail.suso.org as your incoming or outgoing mail server as well as some of you who have virtual machines. The crash happened at 11:05 GMT (6:05 EST) and we had everything back up by 12:15 GMT (7:15 EST). So the downtime was fairly brief. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. If you are having any issues after this outage, please contact us at support@suso.com.

Friday, February 11 2011

Short outage of a few servers

One of the virtualization servers that hosts a couple of the Suso shared servers had a hard lock and crashed around 5:30pm EST. After dealing with a hardware issue to bring the system back up, we had to run disk checks and then bring back the hosts. During this time most of the email only mail accounts would have been unavailable as well as several websites. Everything was back up and running by 6:50 EST. We apologize for the inconvenience this caused.

Tuesday, January 25 2011

Suso Celebrates Unix Epoch Day 15000

Yes, we're geeks. So what. We're proud of it. 15000 days ago (1970), a couple of guys got together at a laboratory in New Jersey and set out to create a better operating system. At the time it was for computers that where bigger than your closet at home. That operating system went on to influence the computer industry that are immeasurable. Now the derivatives of their work live on in everything from the computers on your desktop to your phone and the servers that they connect to for content, like this one. Unix has shown over 40 years that a good design that is open and plays nicely with others can endure many generations of technology. Most products in the computer industry don't last longer than a decade, so for one to last four decades is something special. And now it lives on in Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, the iPhone, etc. and it looks like there is no end in site. Thanks Dennis, Brian, Ken, Douglas and Joe.

Suso is throwing a party to celebrate the event on Jan. 25th from 6pm to 8pm in Fountain Square Ballroom. There will be free food and drinks, music and more. More details are available at http://www.day15000.com/rootparty

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