LuxSci

Domain Management Security

Published: April 1st, 2002

For those clients hosting multiple domains with us. You can now assign domain management permissions to you individual users on a per-domain basis. Use the user configuration tools to assign to each user those domains that s/he is allowed to manage. Domain management permission allows your users to view Domain Information and configure Email Aliases for specific domains.

Also, you have the ability to assign web site management permission to your users on a per-web site bases. Web site management permission enables you to use the Web Site Manager tool and view Web Site Statistics.

Internationalized Login Page

Published: April 1st, 2002

The member’s login page includes several new features, including:

  • It remembers your username so that you can login faster
  • It remembers your preferred language and displays itself to you in that language.
  • It allows you to select any of the currently supported languages for display of login text and error messages.

Lux Scientiae, Incorporated – Our New Name

Published: April 1st, 2002

Lux Scientiae, Incorporated: Lux Scientiae, Incorporated is formed as a Massachusetts Corporation. The former entity, “InfiniteDimensions”, had been in business since December, 1999. This marks only a change in the company name, legal status, and branding. All of the staff, software, and intellectual property remain the same.

International WebMail Features

Published: February 15th, 2002
  • Reading Email: Read email containing text in any language or multiple languages. The text will always be displayed correctly.
  • Write Email: Write email containing text (in the subject and body) from any language or even from multiple languages. Respond to email containing text in any language. You can choose the character set the email is encoded in or use Unicode.
  • Translate Your Email: Automatically translate email (and help) containing text in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish text into any of the other of these languages automatically using built-in machine translation technologies.
  • International Email Fully Supported by our autoresponders, bulk email tool, SPAM filtering, Remote POP email downloader, and all other email-related tools. Complete compliance with the designated character sets and automatic upgrading to UTF-8 when necessary to correctly preserve the content of all languages present.
  • Time zone: Select your preferred time zone in which all dates and times will be displayed.
  • Language: Select your preferred language to have the contents of the member’s web site displayed in. We are currently working to translate the web site from English to several different languages including: Chinese, Russian, and French. You could join our translation team! Contact us if you are interested in helping us translate the web site into any language. Online translation management tools and translation history tracking tools are provided.
  • Date and Time: Choose your preferred formatting for dates and times.

New Backup Email Folder

Published: January 15th, 2002

This new feature goes hand-in-hand with the basic SPAM Filter, but can easily be used on it’s own. If you turn on the new email preference entitled “Save a copy of the newest 100 messages in your BACKUP folder?”, then a new email folder will be created called “BACKUP”. Copies of your 100 newest messages will be saved in this folder and updated every time a new message arrives.

This is particularly useful as it protects your against accidentally deleting messages, either manually, or via the SPAM Filter. It also allows you to keep copies of the 100 newest messages on the server even if you are downloading all your email with a POP email client.

This feature can be enabled in your WebMail Preferences or in the SPAM Filter Configuration Tool.

Basic anti-Spam Filtering Released

Published: January 15th, 2002

You can turn basic SPAM filtering on and off in your WebMail Preferences or in the SPAM Filter Configuration Tool located in the menu.

The SPAM Filter detects email that is 99% likely to be spam, email that is likely to be SPAM, and email that may contain one of several prevalent viruses. You can use the SPAM Filter Configuration Tool to have these messages sorted to different email folders, deleted, returned to the sender for confirmation that they are not SPAM, or forwarded with complaints to the sender and their ISP.

You can further configure your SPAM Filter by supplying a “White List” of people’s email addresses and/or domains that will never be considered SPAM. This is especially useful if certain people that you correspond with occasionally get their email classified as SPAM for some reason.

If you download your email via POP, the SPAM Filter will add special headers to your email messages so that you can configure your POP email client to sort the email messages when they are downloaded to your computer. See the online help for details.

This SPAM filter is not a virus scanner, although it may catch some common viruses. We strongly suggest that you employ a commercial virus scanner on your computer and fully scan all incoming email. See McAfee.com for one such product.

We suggest you enable your SPAM Filter and use the default settings for a while and read the SPAM Filter Help to learn more about the many ways of configuring your filter.

Relocation to Rackspace

Published: December 15th, 2001

We have completed our move to brand new dedicated servers at Rackspace.com. This new data center provides a faster and more redundant network, “fanatical” 24/7 technical support, and superb service level agreements. Our hardware is guaranteed to be replaced within 2 hours upon failure. Our servers are being monitored 24/7 so that they may be corrected very quickly upon malfunction.

We have also completely separated our email services from our web and database services. We are now completely scalable to any number of clients and support clients who may need their own dedicated servers. We hope these improvements greatly enhance the speed, reliability, and robustness of our service offerings.

SMTP and Telent Security Changes

Published: October 15th, 2001

We have made the following security-related policy changes:

SMTP Relaying. We now require SMTP Authentication for the sending of email through our email servers. Previously we authenticated outbound email based on a list of approved client IP addresses, but this proved too limiting, cumbersome, and less secure than SMTP Authentication.

Telnet. We no longer support “telnet” shell access. This type of access is very insecure because all usernames, passwords and data is sent as plain text across the Internet. If you require shell access for some reason, we will continue to support access via secure shell (ssh).

The new User Manager tools now give account managers the power to enable or disable access to various services on a per-user basis. These services include: Secure Shell, POP, IMAP, SMTP Relaying, and access to the member’s web site.

User Management Capabilities Expended

Published: October 15th, 2001

Our user management tools have been greatly expanded. You can now add new users to your account (provided you have space in your user quota), delete users from your account, disable users, enable users, and edit users. All of these actions can be performed by you at any time without help from support.

View/Edit users: Update the user’s contact information. Change the user’s entitlements. Give users and optional disk space limits.

Disable users: Temporarily prevent a user from accessing ANY services.

User Quotas: New optional user-level disk space limits allow you to prevent a user from using too much disk space. If the user exceeds his or her disk space limit, the user is penalized by being denied access to SMTP Relaying, FTP, and SSH services. Any incoming email for that user will not be delivered, but bounced back to the sender. The user will not be allowed to upload files using the File Manager. WebMail will no longer save copies of sent email the user’s sent-mail folder.

Change User Passwords: If you have the need to manage the passwords for the users of your account, then we can entitle you to be able to change any of their passwords through the User Manager.

New Private Labeling Service

Published: October 15th, 2001

We now permit complete “branding” or private labeling of our web site for any company or group. A private labeled interface allows you to provide a completely customizes the look and feel to all online applications: WebMail, Account Management, Web Site Management, Content Management, Help, etc. Our company name name and all related colors, images, fonts, etc. can be completely eliminated from all web pages, including the login page. Your group would have its own completely personalized, secure web site for WebMail and more.