All incoming and outgoing calls via "voip.ms", the VOIP company we use here, and many of you are using, is suffering from a major outage, apparently caused by Denial of Service attack.  voip.ms is working hard to fix the issue, and has brought in the big guns of DDOS, Cloudflare to help them out.  It was mitigated most of the night, but the attacks overwhelmed them again around 8:30 our time today.
 
There is nothing we can do, forwarding calls isn't available, nor can we port to a different VOIP provider.  Until they have the issue stopped, we are just stuck.  Crossing fingers that all is fine today later on.
 
Please use your cell phones for now, and know that the voip company is trying very hard to get things working again.
 
Follow voip.ms on twitter for current up to the minute information:  VoIP.ms on Twitter
 
Saturday -->  Managed to get a lot of the numbers working, this is something I did here at SYIX, the people at VOiP are still having issues.  BUT, they may break my patch by accident, so if that happens, all will go away again.  I'm watching...
 
Tuesday:  Things still bad!  Not as bad as Friday, but I am still moving things around trying to find a magic connection that will persist longer than a few minutes.
Here is an article about the attack from Bleeping Computer, explains things way better than I can:  https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/voipms-phone-services-disrupted-by-ddos-extortion-attack/
 
Our office location has moved!
So, our address has changed!
So much excitement!
 
Please note this!  Our new mailing address is:
 
SYIX.COM
1469 Butte House Rd
Suite G
Yuba City,  CA  95993
 
Northeast Corner of Butte House Rd and Dustin Dr, park around back.
 
 
 
 
 
 
I'm working on it really.  That "TLS 1.0" insecure stuff.  Really am.
 
TEMPORARY FIX:
Google Chrome
 
1.  Open this link:   https://mail.syix.com/mail/login.php
2.  On the top of the screen, it says in red letters, "Not secure", click on it, then click on "Site Settings"
3.  On this screen, on the right side, you should see "  <- mail.syix.com"
     Scroll way down, near the bottom of this long list, find Insecure Content, and set it at Allow instead of Block
4.  Click back on the Mailguard tab, it should have a button to reload the page, and away you go.
(further experiments show this doesn't always work)  (seems to always work on Firefox)
 
 
Mozilla Firefox
 
1. Open Firefox
2.  At the top, next to the magnifying glass, clear the screen and type:  about:config
     Hit enter
3.  Click the "accept the risk and continue" button
4.  Next to the new magnifying glass, type "TLS"
5.  Look down the list, find "security.tls.version.enable-deprecated".
6.  Click that line, it should turn dark colored.  Close the screen and restart Firefox.  Done.
 
Microsoft Edge (latest newest version 84) 
 
1.  Install Firefox and use it.  :-)
2.  Like Edge better?  Follow the Google Chrome instructions, but it requires a restart to work.
 
The TLS 1.0 1.1 and 1.2 (soon 1.3) stuff will get fixed soon, I promise, but these steps will make it easier for you in the mean time.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
So, for months I have had a note on the top of www.syix.com that it was moving here "soon".  So, today it did!
 
The security warnings from Firefox prompted me to move away from the old site finally, so this is a permanent thing
 
If there is something really really wrong, let me know please!   support@syix.com
 
 
 
Opened the office back up today, having mixed feelings about it.  Not worried about the virus, just really liked working in my back yard...
 
 
We just updated SYIXmail. 
The entire upgrade was To make it easier to work with Tablets and cell phones, but still just as easy on the computer.  To see the new easier to use version, open SYIXmail , then find the "Settings" then "User Interface"  Scroll down and find "Elastic" select it and save.  You will find cellphones MUCH easier to use.
 
 
OKAY, THE COVID 19 VIRUS WINS.  I'll stay home...
 
Effective Tuesday, April 7, the office will remain locked up most of the day, I'll work from home and keep things going from there. 
Calls will be answered like normal, but in person visits will only be available with an appointment.
 
So, Need answers?  Call me!  530-755-1751
Need a human?  Call me!  530-755-1751 and lets setup a time to meet at the office
 
Regular Mail and whatnot will be handled as normal, I'll make at least one visit here a day to handle that.
 
If you need to drop off a check, please use the slot on the right side of the door, if you need/want to pay with cash, call me and we'll work something out.
Please stay healthy, we can't bear to loose a single one of our friends.
 
 
BONUS:  Here are a few links to help you track the progress of this virus: