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Dark Horse Email Discontinued
Posted by Jacob Feisley on 30 May 2012 10:50 AM

Due to the increasing demands that spam and virus prevention in email delivery places upon our network, Dark Horse Networks will be discontinuing our hosted email solution as of May 31, 2012.

After this date, mail will no longer be delivered to accounts underthe "" domain.

We started this company with the goal of delivering superior internet service in the area. We believe that we can do this more effectively if we focus on doing just that. There are many other companies who's business is email and we feel it is best to let them serve your email needs going forward.

We recommend switching to Gmail (Google Mail) as it provides excellent spam and virus protection as well as provides a fantastic user interfacefor you to use. Additionally, they provide tools to allow easy migrationof your existing emails from our servers. We believed so strongly that Google's mail offering was at the top of its class that we migrated all of our corporate email ( to them several years ago.
You can find out more and begin the switch here:

We appreciate your loyal patronage, and look forward to providing you with ever improving internet service in the future.

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Webmail System Upgrade
Posted by Jacob Feisley (Import) on 24 December 2009 04:31 AM
This upgrade fixes several internal bugs as well as cleans up elements of the main web interface. Please contact support if you experience any issues with our upgraded webmail system.

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Network Outage
Posted by Jacob Feisley (Import) on 22 December 2009 04:28 PM
The service outage occurred on December 22, 2009 from approximately 8:00am to 3:00pm due to electrical issues from our utilities provider. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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Network Maintenance
Posted by Jacob Feisley (Import) on 20 February 2006 07:49 PM

The network maintenance will accomplish the following:

  • Improve network reliability

The following areas of the network may be unavailable during this time:

  • Web Browsing
  • Mail Access
  • Billing Records
  • HelpDesk

Thank you,
Dark Horse Network Operations

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Port 25 Blocking
Posted by Jacob Feisley (Import) on 28 October 2005 03:01 PM

When you send a piece of email using an email client, your email traffic typically goes from your machine to TCP port 25 of the destination mailserver for mail delivery. In similar fashion, when a virus or malware infects your computer and then proceeds to send out spam and virii, it also sends it to TCP port 25 of some remote mail server. The difference is that when you send mail you send it to TCP port 25 of our mail system. When a virus/malware sends email, it often sends it directly to TCP port 25 of the destination domain's mail server, completely bypassing our mail system.

In this day and age, most companies (including ours) are moving toward TCP Port 25 Blocking. When set up, this will still allow you to send mail through any mail server on our network. However,in the event that your system becomes compromised with malware/virii/trojans, those programs will not be able to bypass our mail system and send viruses/spam directly to the destination mail server.

For some customers, some changes will need to be made. If you are a customer of ours and you also have an SMTP/POP3 account on some mail server outside of our network, you will need to configure that account's SMTP server to be and enable SMTP Authentication on that account so that you can continue to send email from other non Dark Horse accounts when accessing the Internet through us.

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