Server Status

2015-07-17: POP3 Migration Complete We no longer have a spam filter sitting in front of exmsft.com. As a result: No new forwarding accounts are being created, POP3 accounts (with some limitations) are available. Please read The post-MailArmory plan for details. POP3 accounts have been created for all forwarders, and email has been sent to each forwarded-to email account […]

FAQ

Accounts How do I get an exmsft.com account? Instructions are here: Signing up for an exmsft.com email address. How do I configure access? That’s all right here: POP3/SMTP account configuration. Why can’t I get a forwarder instead of a POP3 account? Because without a strong spam filter in front of exmsft.com we forward everything, including […]

SSH, SFTP and FTP access

The item applies only to those folks that have “shell” access and/or personal websites hosted on exmsft.com. Those with other accounts can move along … nothing to see here. (And in case you’re wondering, this is provided as a legacy service to folks who had it since “the old days”. With few exceptions we’re not setting […]

Why am I being asked to verify this (possibly former) Microsoft employee?

exmsft.com provides email services for ex-Microsoft employees. If someone requests an account but is unable to send from their @microsoft.com email address we ask that they provide one or more references from existing Microsoft employees. If you’ve received such a confirmation request from the exmsft.com administrator (currently Leo Notenboom), that’s all that’s going on. We […]

Server Configuration

For some reason the demographics of exmsft.com tend towards the geeky – in other words people who are overly concerned with things like server configuration and the like. Fine. As of March, 2012 exmsft.com runs on a Virtual Private Server out at Storm on Demand, a division of Liquid Web. Since it’s virtual we actually […]

Signing up for an exmsft.com email address

Signing Up IMPORTANT: for a variety of reasons (expanded on here), we are no longer providing forwarding services. Instead, we can provide POP3 accounts with 50MB quotas. Configuration information is here. What you’re asking for To be clear, what you will be requesting is a new email address of the form: alias<at>exmsft.com where “alias” is your […]

The exmsft.com meltdown of 2012

If you’re wondering if exmsft.com had been having problems, you’re quite correct – it was. Emphasis on “was”. In the first half of March 2012 the original exmsft.com had a major and terminal meltdown. This is the completely new exmsft.com server, and at the same time a new volunteer owner: Leo Notenboom. As a result […]

exmsft.com terms and full disclosure

exmsft.com is a free service to ex-Microsoft employees. As such there’s no guarantee of uptime, support, and so on. That’s not to say we don’t make our best efforts, we absolutely do – but we just can’t guarantee anything. 🙂 In the spirit of full disclosure, I’d recommend you have a look at this article […]