Email Working Again

My server admin finally fixed the email system. However, the blog went down because of it. After making whatever mods he needed to do, the admin sent in a command to reboot the server – it never came back up. I had to call my data center to ask them to hit the server power switch. NetNation, my ISP, took their own sweet time to get the server restarted. I wasn’t happy with that at all.

If you sent me an email in the past few days, please send it again. Chances are I didn’t get it. Having no email was almost as bad as having no internet. I expect to see tons of spam/email every time I check my Outlook. It’s very sobering to see nothing there. Now that things are back to normal, I feel so much better.

A big shout out goes to Life Hacker for having The TechZone in their screen shot with this post. Thanks a lot guys! I see the story made the Digg front page too. Good work! 🙂

11 thoughts on “Email Working Again”

  1. Nomar says:

    Good to hear your back in business !!

    I know how it is without having acces to the internet, its way much worse than no acces to your email hehe..

    but glad to hear everything went allright !!

  2. derrich says:

    You are absolutely right. Being without email IS like being without Internet service…or my cell phone, which I’ve had permanently attached to my ear. But that was before the bluetooth headsets came out. So, needless to say, I regret the phone graft.

  3. Justin says:

    I can live without email for a little bit, however I can’t live without the Internet.

  4. Paul Singh says:


    You should consider a backup email service. I think they’re pretty cheap these days — on the order of $20/year or something like that.

    I’ve been using Sitelutions for a few years now and they’ve covered my ass pretty well when my server went down every now and then.

    Hope that helps.

  5. Gdog says:

    Who else here is addicted to Gmail?

  6. Allen.H says:

    I did send you an email in the past few days, asking whether using InteliTXT/Kontera doesn’t conflict with Adsense’s TOS since i’ve heard it does.


  7. Mubin says:

    Hey is it just me or is your number off rss readers going down daily?

  8. John Chow says:

    Allen.H – Google allows me to run AdSense and IntelliTXT at the same time. It seems they take it on a case by case basis.

    Mudbin – The RRS stats goes up and down like the traffic stats. It’s been as high as 2,800.

  9. Hi, I am Michael, a retired Vietnam combat veteran living in Thailand with my wife and 3 kids. For a mere $24 per year, I will fix you up with hosting, email and everything else you need including a free domain to run your blog. If nothing else use it as a reserve system. BTW our servers are in Florida, not here.

  10. linportal says:

    Unless you did something really strange to your email server, all emails that were sent to you should actually be delivered.

    SMTP is a robust protocol, remote mail servers will keep retrying (for days) until your server responds with “OK, I took the mail” and at that moment that mail should be safely flushed to the disk waiting for you to read it.

    So, don’t worry. Also, I think noone should resend his email to you.

    Keep up the good work!

  11. David Mackey says:

    Glad to hear you are back. Disconnection is horrible.

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