News July / August 2017
This month, we cover the following additions to the website portal.
We have recently changed our Domain & Hosting Portal software. You will notice next time you log in, the design and layout have changed for your account and management area. This, we hope, will be easier for you to use and manage your domain names and services with us.
As part of a recent upgrade, email approval is required for each account. When you next log in to your account area, you may see the warning message on your dashboard as per the following screen shot. If you see this, please click the button to resend the approval email.
2FA (Two Factor Authentication) News
2FA otherwise known as Two Factor Authentication is now available for your account. This is optional for the moment, although we plan to make it mandatory in future. Some of you may be using 2FA already on other sites and this will be a welcome addition and easy to integrate.
For those unfamiliar with 2FA, I am explaining how to set it up and use it to secure access to your account area.
In simple terms, 2FA ensures only you, the account holder can access your account by entering a unique code, generate by an app on your smart phone.
How to enable 2FA
Log in to your account and click on Security Settings
Using the drop down on the right-hand side (as shown in the screen shot below) click on Security Settings
You will be presented with a screen as shown below.
To get started, simply click on the button which says ‘Click here to get started’ and a pop-up window will display as follows
Once you click ‘Get Started’ you will be presented with a screen which displays a secret key code that you can scan using Google Authenticator on your smart phone. This is supported on Android / iOS devices.
Install Google Authenticator on your Smart Phone
Grab your phone and visit the app store or play store and search for ‘Google Authenticator’
Once installed, run the Authenticator App on your phone and click the + button (located top right of app)
Select the option to ‘Scan Barcode’ which turns on your camera. Point your camera at the bar code displayed on screen (example below)
Once you scan the unique code (by pointing your camera at the bar code on screen), it will complete the security set-up and 2FA will be enabled for your account.
If done correctly, you should see the following screen
As shown in the screen shot, keep a copy of your backup code safe in case you ever get locked out of your account.
Logging in with 2FA enabled
The set-up is now complete. Next time you log in to your account, it will ask for your normal email and password to log in, plus a 2FA code. This is a 6 digit number which is generated by your Google Authenticator app.
Simply run the Google Authenticator App on your phone and view the code.
Note: The code changes every 20 seconds and a new unique code will be generated.
Each time you log in, run the Google Authenticator App and enter the 6 digit code displayed.
New Email Filtering Service
Most of our customers use G-Suite or 365 Mail. For those who use email on our servers, we now offer a professional email filtering system.
From your account dashboard, you will notice a new service for Mail Filtering
Why Choose SpamExperts Incoming Filter?
Incoming Email Filtering filters all inbound email and eliminates spam & viruses before these threats reach your network at a nearly 100% accuracy rate. The extensive control-panel allows you to remain in full control. Moreover, in case your email server is down, your email will be queued. Queued email can be accessed, read, and replied to via the web-interface adding to your inbound email continuity!
Why do you need a professional Incoming Filter?
Stop running the risk of IT network threats. If your Inbox is crowded with unsolicited bulk mail every day, then that’s a sign you need a professional Incoming Filter solution. Get full protection for your Inbox and say goodbye to spam, virus and malware threats!
How it works
Once your domain is (automatically) deployed to the Incoming Filter, and filtering is activated, an email will pass through the SpamExperts filtering cloud. Incoming emails are securely analysed and scanned in real time. No training or configurations are required and everything works out of the box. Any message detected as spam is moved to the quarantine, while non-spam is sent to your email server. The quarantine can be monitored in the user-friendly SpamPanel, through email-reports, or even directly in your email client! No more wasted time in dealing with spam, simply focus your energy on business tasks, while you remain in full control.