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Topic # 23471 30-Jun-2008 13:17
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Hi folks.

I have been in the United States on holiday for the past week or so, and neither me or my parent have been able to access our webmail accounts from any computer here in the USA. for some reason webmail.xnet.co.nz just cannot be accessd. I have tried from both my laptop, and from the computers that have been at our hotels, and from both Firefox and IE. If it hadn't been for my laptop and therefore access to a desktop email client, we would not have been able to check emails at all.

The problem is now that we are leaving tomorrow (local time) for my grandparents place, who do not have internet access at all, and do the only way we can check email there is to use the computers at the local library. Which presents a bit of a problem.....

Here are screenshots of what happens when we try to access webmail

IE7:


Firefox 3:


Note that I can access all other pages of the Xnet site, including logging into our Xnet accounts. It is just webmail with this problem.

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  Reply # 141580 30-Jun-2008 16:51
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I'll have to keep an eye on this as I am going to be in the USA at the end of July so will need to access the webmail too.




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  Reply # 141644 30-Jun-2008 19:48
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Suggest you do not say when you are on holiday, because it took me less than 5 minutes to narrow down shermanp's address to 3 possibilities and if I was in his town then I could have acquired a few household items for myself or even free accommodation for a couple of weeks.

Okay, back on topic...




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  Reply # 141660 30-Jun-2008 20:13
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We've recently been suffering severe problems with Horde, the Webmail software deployed at webmail.xnet.co.nz.  It appears there's some new exploit out there; meaning it's getting compromised (and used to spam) on a near daily basis.  The upshot of which is, as a temporary measure, we've blocked international access to webmail.xnet.co.nz while we focus on locking down Horde or finding a more permanent solution.

You can use webmail2.xnet.co.nz, which is a Roundcube based Webmail solution we are trying.

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  Reply # 141675 30-Jun-2008 20:57
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Roundcube = win.




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  Reply # 141740 30-Jun-2008 23:41
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Niel: Suggest you do not say when you are on holiday, because it took me less than 5 minutes to narrow down shermanp's address to 3 possibilities and if I was in his town then I could have acquired a few household items for myself or even free accommodation for a couple of weeks.

Okay, back on topic...


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  Reply # 141884 1-Jul-2008 14:10
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Niel: Suggest you do not say when you are on holiday, because it took me less than 5 minutes to narrow down shermanp's address to 3 possibilities and if I was in his town then I could have acquired a few household items for myself or even free accommodation for a couple of weeks.

Okay, back on topic...


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  Reply # 142308 2-Jul-2008 18:33
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Time torename Geekzone to StalkZone.

This exploit with horde.. Is it for all horde installations? eg. We have horde installed on our webserver, so will I need to do somthing to that? Sorry that its going a tad off topic :D




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  Reply # 142407 3-Jul-2008 00:25
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Honestly AllNightNerding, I couldn't say.  It was basically a case of the odd compromise (which you could tell from spam notices showing webmail.xnet as the originating source) changing one day to a flood of spam notices arriving daily, all coming from Webmail.  The logical assumption being that either there's some new exploit in the wild, or that webmail.xnet got listed in some spammer's list somewhere.  We'll need to investigate further, but we've taken this as a chance to investigate viable alternatives (like Roundcube :p).



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  Reply # 142417 3-Jul-2008 07:53
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Thanks frio, webmail2 does the trick. Am checking emails at the public library now.

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