Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request for a new email address. Only if you absolutely can’t email pm tinuva, ogon, stiaanm or myself. Do not tell us what password you want as we will set one for you. You can change it later.
Pop / Forwarding
We will strongly encourage people to set up the automatic download of emails from our pop server or to set the email to forward to another account. Space for emails on the server will be limited. Full email accounts will have to explain why we should not delete them.
I use gmail to download via pop my ctwug mail. I could also use Outlook / Thunderbird to download this to my pc if I wanted to (or if I don’t have internet for example).
Storing mail on the server is not encouraged.
Webmail / POP / SMTP
admin / modoboa: https://mail.ctwug.za.net/ change password here
webmail: https://mail.ctwug.za.net/ New
pop3: mail.ctwug.za.net port 995 (Recommended but 110 should also work. Note plaintext auth is disabled)
smtp: mail.ctwug.za.net port 587 (do not use 25 ).
We will set secure passwords. We will ignore requests for a specific password as you should/can change it after you login for first time. The new email is a little bit more secure we hope. We’ve had a few users ctwug emails being hacked and then being used to send spam. On the new server we’ve added fail2ban scripts, plus it will require strong passwords plus we will employ some rate limiting of outbound emails as a last resort. Hopefully our new server won’t get blacklisted as often.
Wugmail is also now behind https
If you change your password please consider something secure. The server has some pw requirements but you know people are people.
Examples of bad passwords (seen on the wug):
It is what it is. If it doesn’t work we will try to fix it. It won’t always work and will be down form time to time. So please don’t use it for critical functions or, if you do, please don’t blame us.
Email address tags work
You can send email to email@example.com. This also gets delivered to your inbox.
Haven’t used outlook in a while but I quickly set up Outlook 2016 with these settings so people can see how it would look.
Please not that Outlook 20?? seems to send test messages with invalid email headers which get quarantined by our server. See section below.
Invalid e-mail headers
Messages with invalid headers are quarantined. These include some scripts and other very basic emails. This also includes Outlook 20?? test messages which are sent without
From time to time I clear out quarantine header messages but really this should be fixed in the relevant clients.
If you are not receiving your test messages or emails from some script please check your sent emails headers. You can use a tool such as this.