Newsletter February 2017

Hey everybody and happy new year!In cybrigade (the administrative group behind espiv.net & squat.gr) we constantly try to communicate every change and improvements we make to our services, along with helpful instructions on how to use them. Lately, we’ve kind of neglected that, but we promise hope to come back.With that in mind, read the newsletters that we send and provide us with feedback/questions/suggestions (to support@espiv.net); this will surely benefit us all.[Table of contents] 0. Newsletters available in Mailbox 1. Mailing lists without administrators 2. Mailing lists and Yahoo emails 3. Mail quotas 4. Auto redirect webmail to onion service...

Newsletter February 2016

Greetings everyone,following our last newsletter, we would like to inform you that after the merge of squat.gr and espiv.net[1], there is the possibility to choose whichever domain you wish between the two (squat.gr or espivblogs.net) when composing a hosting request to create a blog. For the time being though you cannot create squat.gr mails and mailing lists.[Mixed content]For some time now, the browsers have been blocking what is called “mixed content”, namely when there is http element (say a picture) on an https page, and it is a common problem on the web. To get around this problem one has...

How do I migrate my joomla site to espivblogs?

The migration of the content of a Joomla site becomes fairly easy by using the “FG Joomla to WordPress” plugin. The requested steps are the following:     We activate the “FG Joomla to WordPress” plugin. On the Dashboard of espivblogs we click Tools → Import → Joomla(FG). If we don’t have a blog in espiv, we make a request through the hosting form https://espiv.net/form/ We need the following data from the site’s config :        $user= ‘$dbusername’; Username$password= ‘$dbpassword’; Password$db= ‘$db_name’; Databasepublic$dbprefix = ‘$dbprefix_’; Joomla Table Prefix**    0.3. After we have filled in all of the above data, we click on “test connection”...

squat.gr and espiv.net under same administration collective

espiv.net and squat.gr are now under the same administration collective. Both groups were always in close communication exchanging knowledge/expertise and were both supporting each other by technical means. Besides the geographical adjacency, we, “people” from both groups, share the same political values, placing ourselves into the competitive/antiauthoritarian/anticapitalist movement.Recently, we decided to unify our infrastructures due to reduced people dynamics in one of the projects. From now on, a unified administration collective, cybrigade (espiv), will be responsible for both projects. At the moment, basic services that we are offering will remain as-is. However, terms of services will change to the ones...

October 2015 Newsletter

Hello to everyone!-New espiv.net webpage-As you may already have seen, our site espiv.net has been upgraded. Our new webpage is now also hosted on espivblogs multisite, alongside the vast majority of groups hosted on the server. This transfer was deemed necessary for technical upgrade reasons, and is part of our overall effort to move all of our websites into espivblogs multisite. This effort concerns both new blogs and many of the older ones hosted outside of multisite. The basic features of our site remain the same.You can submit a request for services in the same way as before: through the...

Is it possible to automatically forward my emails to other accounts?

There is no way to forward emails to other email providers, there is no such possibility, nor is it a future plan.At espiv we take the security and secrecy of communications very seriously, and we have implemented a series of features towards that direction and for the mail service that we provide, so we see no reason or usefulness in someone having an espiv email if the intend to forward it to somewhere else.Generally, it isn’t a good practice to forward the emails that we receive to other servers, since, that way, we are sending data to a third person...

New safe connection certificates for espiv.net and espivblogs.net

Hello!In espiv.net we are using only encrypted TLS connections for all services. The certificates issued for these services come with an expiration date and renewal is required.As of today, 5 July 2015 all espiv services use the newly issued certificates, two wildcard certificates are being used one for the domain espiv.net and one for our blogs domain espivblogs.net.Please make sure that you are using only safe connection protocols (such as HTTPS) with the following certificate fingerprints:espivblogs.net (Common Name *.espivblogs.net)SHA256 Fingerprint B6:EE:9A:3E:9D:41:68:C9:06:FF:CA:85:0A:1E:7E:36:11:7F:DE:35:E0:37:A3:C7:E8:DF:A1:7C:43:2B:B6:DESHA1 Fingerprint 9D:64:5B:B0:4A:99:BE:34:CB:FF:8E:FC:89:80:2C:DE:45:3B:74:67espiv.net (Common Name *.espiv.net)SHA256 Fingerprint C3:A6:30:4E:AC:61:C2:6E:73:BF:48:5B:D2:51:5B:EB:21:A2:96:8B:7C:19:4D:0E:88:16:65:40:E1:BD:85:F4SHA1 Fingerprint 6C:32:01:E8:A5:9B:BC:F0:ED:C1:46:8B:3B:16:0F:69:D8:8E:78:39This change will be active on all websites, blog, webmail, email,...

Is webmail safe to manage emails collectively?

If you are using IMAP to connect to the remote server you will have the same result by using webmail. Everyone will be able to view the same folders.Webmail is not directly related to email security (On the contrary, one could say that webmail is a rather unsafe way to read emails).Email security depends on the following factors: 1. Where emails are stored 2. What form they are in / who can read them 3. How emails travel through the interneta)Using thunderbird or webmail doesn’t change something at this point. Do you trust the team that manages the server? The...

Recovery of services update

Αs of 01/06/2015, espivblogs are up and running. The rest of the services that still require our care, will be unavailable for a little while: all wordpress, joomla and drupal websitesfile.espiv.net file sharing serviceWe’ll do our best to keep downtime period short and make our services again accessible.This maintenance did not affect: espiv email serviceespiv mailing listsstatus.espiv.netThanks in advance for your understanding and support,espiv.net collective