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Topic: housekeeping: SM site down, and customer log-ins (5 msgs / 118 lines)
1) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
Hi all,
The web site was shy last night, and made itself unaccessible for 
around 2 hours. We talked to it, and it agreed not to go into hiding 
ever again. Or at least we hope. Seriously the server was down for a 
bit and is fine now. Actually, what was going on is that we were 
being transfered to a better server box, so hopefully performance 
should improve a bit. Unrelated: This morning I had to do some 
database maintenance and took the shopping cart offline for 30 
minutes. It all went well, but what I discovered in the process is 
that the file that holds our customer list had grown too large! Huge! 
(I know some of this is because 1 person might have several log-ins, 
having forgotten their username and password. Also, we have a fair 
amount of people who don't roast, come along, order some filters or 
something, and never return.).
Anyway, I was forced to randomly remove a big chunk of the customer 
log-ins, which might mean that your log-in no longer exists. That 
will mean you need to recreate it, input your address information. I 
apologize for this! There was NO OTHER WAY. We can't sort records by 
date, by last use, by anything. A mass deletion of older logins was 
all I could do. Anyway ... Go ahead and use the same usernames as 
previous, if you care too. Also, none of this has anything to do with 
payment information. Our system is ideal: it stores address 
information separate from payment information, and removes the later 
after each batch of orders.
I know, some of you like it saved so you don't have to input it 
again. To this end, we are going to experiment with adding Google 
Checkout as another option. We'll see if it works. No gurantee on 
that, because Google basically replaces Verisign as processor, and 
makes you use their own system. But I hope it works so we can give 
ya'll the option. Are we helping Google to take over the world? I 
just don't know ;-) -Tom 10/23 am
                   "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters"
            Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  -  Tom & Maria
                      http://www.sweetmarias.com                Thompson Owen george_at_sweetmarias.com
     Sweet Maria's Coffee - 1115 21st Street, Oakland, CA 94607 - USA
             phone/fax: 888 876 5917 - tom_at_sweetmarias.com

2) From: Dave Ehrenkranz
I could NOT recreate my login information using the newest version of  
Firefox (Firefox as I got the following message.
Firefox can't connect securely to id38.securedata.net because the  
site uses an older, insecure version of the SSL protocol."
I was able to recreate the login information from Safari but when I  
tried to login with Firefox (my preferred browser) I got the same  
message as above. Of course I will still be able order coffee using  
Safari but thought you might want to be aware of the issue.
dave ehrenkranz
On Feb 23, 2007, at 10:40 AM, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote:

3) From:
The new is screwing up many of my online passwords and logins. I have redone most but not tried the SM site. I will go see what happens if I try to login.
---- Dave Ehrenkranz  wrote: 

4) From: Dave Ehrenkranz
I suspect the problem is the newer version of Firefox does NOT use  
SSL 3.0 Encryption Protocol with no option to use SSL 2.0. I am still  
able to login using my old version of Firefox which can use both SSL  
3.0 AND SSL 2.0 protocols.
On Feb 25, 2007, at 8:12 AM, pchforever wrote:

5) From:
I use a Mac a well. I am going to create a new account and see what happens.
hmmmm, you are most likely correct
---- Dave Ehrenkranz  wrote: 

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