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Friendica 2022.06


And we are now running the latest version of Friedica. I had some apprehension about the upgrade since everything broke when I tried the release candidate a while back, but everything seems to be running smoothly.

Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions/issues.


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This node will be going down for an OS upgrade in the next couple of hours and will probably be down for the better part of the day.

See you on the other side.
@fuomag9 I actually went from Ubuntu to Debian. I'm still cleaning up some of the fallout from the changeover. It was a little less clean than I expected.
the thing I hate the most about debian is that not all tools are in the path by default, and I'm like WHYYYY


New Users Forum


!New User Forum
Hey all,

In an attempt to help new users to find each other, I've created a New Users Forum. This message has been posted to that forum. Please feel free to drop in and introduce yourselves.

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If you'd like to introduce yourself to others, simply reply to this post.

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TOS Update


I've amended the Terms of Service to include trolling as a bannable offence. This still falls within the overarching theme of "don't be a dick".


Email Outage


Due to a misconfiguration, our outbound SMTP credentials were compromised. After an investigation, I was able to determine how this was done and correct the issue.

There is no evidence that the attacker was able to compromise user accounts, so you do not need to do anything. What this does mean is that outbound emails will not be working today, but should resume working by tomorrow. This means no email notifications and no password resets.

I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Looks like we had a spambot. I blocked them but couldn't figure out why my mail provider kept blocking SMTP access. It's because I forgot to clear postfix's outbound mail queue, so as soon as I'd re-enable it, it'd just resume sending the old spam again.

In short, I'm an idiot.
Temporarily sending outbound email through Gmail's SMTP instead. It works, but ugh...


Invitation Link Not Working


Hey all,

I've managed to get the email system working (almost) perfectly now. The one thing that's still not working is the link to invite someone to the node. It will say that an invitation email has been sent when it actually hasn't. This seems to have to do with a bug in the Friendica code itself that I have reported upstream.

In the meantime, you can work around this by copying the text of the invitation and emailing it yourself, or you can just direct them to https://social.jlamothe.net to register their account.

I apologize for any inconvenience.

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