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Automating the Sending of Secure Messages

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Do you have an application or system that needs to send secure messages on demand?  Do you need the flexibility to encrypt messages in different ways, to include files, HTML, and read receipts, or to have the messages be fully HIPAA compliant?

LuxSci has added secure messaging functionality to its Application Programming Interface (API).

Customers with SecureLine, LuxSci’s message encryption service, can now send secure messages though LuxSci’s REST API.  Features of this service include:

  1. Up to 100 recipients/message  (total daily and monthly recipient limits also exist and can be negotiated).
  2. Up to 70MB of content (body and attachments) per message.
  3. Email encryption via SMTP TLS, Escrow, PGP, and/or SMIME.
  4. The ability to toggle between use of TLS and Escrow on a per-message basis, depending on the level of security needed.  See: next generation opt-in email encryption.
  5. Message delivery tracking
  6. Read receipts — invisible to the recipient and reliable (with SecureLine Escrow).

If you would like to give LuxSci’s SecureLine messaging API a try, please contact LuxSci support and we can enable API access for your real or free trial account.

See also our General API Usage guide, and our API User Functions guide.

Query the LuxSci API for Email Sending and Delivery Status Reports

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

LuxSci’s API has been expanded to enable automated queries for reports of:

  1. What messages have been sent from SMTP and/or WebMail
  2. The current delivery status (tracking) of these messages
  3. Feedback loop notices for these messages
  4. The history of SMTP login failures and sending failures due to sender usage problems

All of these reports are available at the account level (e.g. to download information for one or all users in an account) and at the user level (where someone using the user API can query data about his/her own sending activity).  Each API request can return up to 50,000 matches or 50MB of data and you can easily submit multiple queries to “page” though very large result sets.  The queries support refinement by date range, customization of the number of matches returned at once, and include report-specific search capabilities so that, for example, you could find only message sent to a particular person or which have a particular delivery status.

These reports are available to all customers — business email, dedicated, and High Volume email sending.

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SecureForm: API and Auditing Updates for Database Storage

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Your web and/or PDF forms can securely delivery data to you in many ways using LuxSci SecureForm.  One of these ways, saving all of your form post data to a hosted database, is now even more useful:

  • Data can be downloaded and/or deleted using LuxSci’s API
  • Row-level Audit trails are now explicitly maintained for access to database-stored data

Form Database Access using the LuxSci API

LuxSci’s API enables SecureForm customers to manage form posts stored to hosted MySQL databases.  In particular, this makes audited access to stored (and encrypted) data simple, does not require any SQL knowledge, and permits you to determine if access is read only or read and delete.

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Single Sign-on (SSO) Integration with LuxSci

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Do you have a web site or App that you control where users of that site/App are also users of LuxSci?  LuxSci’s single sign-on service enables your site or app to send these users to any page of their LuxSci interface without their to separately login to LuxSci.

Single sign-on integrates your site or app with LuxSci so that users need only login once (to your site or app) and then can seamlessly travel between them.  This is great for speed and usability.  It is also good for users to not need to remember more passwords.

How does LuxSci Single Sign-On Work?

SSO works through LuxSci’s API.

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LuxSci’s new API: Account and User Management Functions Added

Monday, April 6th, 2015

We introduced our new REST-based API two weeks ago; that version included basic user information functionality as well as commands for synchronizing calendars, contacts, tasks, and notes.  We have completed the adding of all of the old, legacy account management API functions to the new API, as well as adding a few new ones.

LuxSci’s new REST API now allows:

  • Get reports on all users in your account
  • Change user passwords
  • Update user email forwarding setting
  • Add / remove user auto-responders
  • Get reports on user auto responders
  • Look up if domains support SMTP TLS for secure email delivery
  • Create and delete users
  • Update user settings
  • Create and delete domains
  • Update domain settings and catchall email aliases
  • Get reports on all domains in your account
  • Create and delete email aliases
  • Get reports on all email aliases in your account

If you are interested in our REST API and have a trial or full account, you can download documentation PDFs from our help library.

Introducing LuxSci’s new API

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

LuxSci has just released it a new API for automated access to management of users and accounts.  The new RESTful API has been re-written from the ground up with a focus on security and usefulness.

The old APIs work well, but are based on “old technology” (e.g. SOAP) which was the golden boy for API usage many years ago, but which has since been replaced by RESTful APIs as an industry standard.  We are taking this opportunity to re-tool our APIs using REST and modern API security techniques, and then to expand these APIs to provide more and more integration pathways with LuxSci.

This first release replaces the now-deprecated SOAP-based “User API” and enables the API access to:

  1. Getting and updating user profile contact information
  2. Changing user passwords
  3. Retrieving user preferences
  4. ManagingWebAides (Contacts, Calendars, Tasks, Notes, and Links):
    • Creating and deleting WebAide containers
    • Creating, retrieving, deleting, and updating individual entries
    • Creating, deleting, and updating entries in bulk
    • Retrieving lists of entries
    • Retrieving list of entries that have been added/updated/deleted since your last check (e.g. for writing synchronization programs)

Additionally, access to user-data can be had in either of the following two ways:

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LuxSci Spotlight Mailer – Advanced Email Marketing Campaign Management

Friday, May 31st, 2013

LuxSci’s High Volume bulk mailing service enables sending vast quantities of email for marketing and transactional purposes. This service is quick and easy to use and includes lots of reporting features. However, you still have to use some email program or service for composing your messages, managing your mailing lists, and managing their sending through the High Volume SMTP service.

The service works with most every bulk mailing software package and even regular email programs like Thunderbird and Outlook. This makes it perfect for customers who already using some such program.  However, we have found that many customers do not have any tools for managing their bulk mailing campaigns and want a simple but powerful web based system for this purpose.

The LuxSci Spotlight Mailer is just that, an extremely feature rich, web-based, email marketing service that can be plugged into LuxSci High Volume, Premium High Volume, or regular outbound email service for you.

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Capture Ink Signatures in your Web Forms: Hand Written Signatures from Desktop and Mobile Devices

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Ink Signatures enable you to capture the hand written signatures of your web form users and to save these with their form submissions.

  • Easy: Users can employ a mouse or stylus on desktop or laptop computers; a stylus or their finger on a mobile device
  • Compatible: Works with all major web browsers as well as iPhone, iPad, and Android-powered mobile devices.

If you would like customers to actually sign their name to your web form, rather than merely checking a “checkbox”, now you can — and it is easy with the LuxSci SecureForm service.

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New: Forced Password Changes

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Account administrators can now flag users who should be required to change their passwords on their next secure login to the web-based user interface.  This allows for enhanced account security.

Account administrators can flag a user for password change by checking a check box to this effect in the administrative user configuration area of the LuxSci web site.

Accounts using LuxSci’s API can also flag users for password change at any time, including at the time of user creation.  This feature makes it easy for account administrators to create new users and have them be required to change their initial passwords as soon as they login.

Administrative Feature Additions

Friday, March 25th, 2005
  • The User Management pages have been revised to grant account administrators more control over being able to configure their users without needing to login as the user him/herself. Among other things, account administrators can now review and configure the following email tools for their users: Email Filtering, Basic Spam and Virus Filtering, Email Forwarding, Email Folders, WebMail Signatures, and Email AutoResponders.
  • A new “Database Management” tool has been added under your Account Administration page. Administrators of web hosting accounts can use this tool to manually add and delete MySQL databases in their account.
  • A new “Reports” section under your Account Administration page consolidates all global reports and also includes information about current disk and bandwidth usage.
  • A new “Advanced Administration Tools” page has been added under your Account Administration page. This page gives account administrators the ability: 1. to configure their account’s password strength checking rules, 2. to optionally disable the change password tool so users cannot change their own passwords, 3. to enable automatic deletion and/or disabling of users who have not logged in in a long time, 4. to change the main account administrator, 5. to change the default domain for the account, and 6. to change their account disk and bandwidth quota types. Accounts with access to our API will also find their API configuration tools here.