Important disclosure for our German email customers

We are sorry to report that on January 8th 2020 we were notified that the IMAP server in Germany allowed access with incorrect/empty passwords. Upon further investigation we found that a configuration error we made allowed anyone with knowledge of the full mailbox name and the IMAP server to...

Winter updates ❄️

Happy New Year from the (((Opalstack team! 🍾🎊 Here’s what’s been happening since our previous update… Affiliate Program A few of you have said in tickets that you are waiting until we have an affiliate program up and running before you sign up. Well, today is the day! We’ve partnered with LinkMink to bring...

💸 Black Friday – Cyber Monday Sale

⏰ It’s time. ⏰ When? From 12:00 a.m. (UTC) Thursday, November 28th until 11:59 p.m. Hawaiian Time on Monday, December 2nd. What’s the deal? Sign up for an annual plan we’ll add 15G of email storage to your account free for 1 year — that saves you $50! Do...

🍂 Fall update 🍂

After our last email we had a few people say that they didn’t know we had shipped some features. Whoops! So here’s an email reminding you of some of the other things we’ve shipped to make your life easier. 🌎🌍🌏 Regional Shared, VPS, and Dedicated Hosting On the web you...

New features: VPS, Dedicated servers, and a new Shared plan

As the summer wraps up (in the US anyway 🍂) we wanted to spend a few minutes reminding you what shipped over the summer.  Installers! 👻 If you’ve ever wanted to use the Ghost CMS you can now use the installer in the control panel to do that. If you’d like...

✅ [resolved] Power issues in WDC data center

2019-08-31 17:26 UTC: mx1.us is back online and accepting incoming mail. 2019-08-31 16:42 UTC: Latest update from the DC is “We currently have power in all of WDC-01, and our network engineers are still currently working on the connectivity of the network.” 2019-08-31 14:44 UTC: opal1 is back online...

🎉 Email – it’s finally here!

Today we’re launching the modern, secure email system that we told you about back in March. To say that we’re happy to have this out is a huge understatement. I think of all the support tickets, tweets, and emails we’ve received “when will you have email?” has been the...

✅ [fixed] Loss of network connectivity on opal4

2019-07-19 20:54 UTC: The remaining network issues have been resolved. 2019-07-19 18:23 UTC: We’ve had a few customers report lingering connectivity issues that are slowly improving. Leaseweb reports that the issue is resolved, but we’ll continue to monitor. 2019-07-19 17:07 UTC: Connectivity to opal4 has been restored. 2019-07-19 16:08...

Django and Gitea and free subdomains – oh my!

We’ve just rolled out some great new additions to the service: 💥 Django! The panel now has an installer for Django apps! The installer sets up the following for you: A Python 3 virtual environment The latest version of Django and its dependencies An initial Django project directory uWSGI...

Upcoming maintenance

The following servers will be taken offline for maintenance at the following times: 2019-06-25 5:00:00 AM UTC – opalstack.com (this website) 2019-06-26 4:00:00 PM UTC – ns1.sg.opalstack.com 2019-06-28 9:00:00 AM UTC – ns1.us.opalstack.com A two-hour window is allocated for each maintenance item, however we expect the actual downtime to...