Communique from the Squat!Net tech team

(French, Spanish, German, and Dutch versions below)

Dear comrades,

As you probably already noticed, the Squat!Net server has not been
functioning very well for a while now. There are a number of reasons for
this: the hardware is old and nearing the end of its life, the collective
doesn’t have much energy to maintain the service and the software we use
to run the server is pretty outdated. Last week, one of the mailaccounts
was abused to send tons of spam into the world. This resulted in the
mailserver crippling under the amount of mail being sent, our server
address ending up on blacklists of known spammers, and lots of your
valid e-mails being delayed, sometimes for days, or not delivered at all.
These problems have by now been resolved and mail is flowing as usual
again.
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About SSL

Dear Squat!net users,

We would like to inform you about our decision to buy a recognized SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate. Most users will be unaware about SSL certificate problems, until they are visiting a website hosted on Squat.net or elsewhere which uses httpS, not http. For example, if you go to https://mail.squat.net you will face a certificate error message in your browser. It took a long time before we finally could make a decision due to the politics behind SSL, which are worth looking into. [Read More]

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