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Create Instant Remote Work Meetings with Microsoft Teams

Wish you could save time scrolling through your team’s chat and just have a quick meeting instead? Now you can turn a chat conversation into an instant remote meeting using @Microsoft Teams feature, “Meet now”. Check it out!

Now Available: Ubuntu 20.04

We’re pleased to announce support for Ubuntu 20.04 on the File Sanctuary Cloud! Ubuntu 20.04 is the latest LTS (long term support) release of Ubuntu. An LTS release means that maintenance and security updates will be released for this version for the next five years. We’re supporting Ubuntu 20.04 in 64-bit and for those of …

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State of the Sanctuary 2020

State of the Sanctuary 2020

Not only is it a new year, but it’s a new decade! Once again it’s time for our annual State of the Sanctuary blog post with a roundup of what happened in 2019 and what lies ahead in 2020. Uptime matters In 2019 we continued our commitment to reliability, with uptime for our Cloud platform …

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State of the Sanctuary 2019

Happy New Year from all of us here at File Sanctuary! Once again it’s time for our annual State of the Sanctuary blog post with a roundup of what happened in 2018 and what lies ahead in 2019. Uptime matters 2018 was a record year for us in terms of uptime, seeing our platform reach …

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Now Available: Ubuntu 18.04

We’re pleased to announce support for Ubuntu 18.04 on the File Sanctuary Cloud! Ubuntu 18.04 is the latest LTS (long term support) release of Ubuntu. An LTS release means that maintenance and security updates will be released for this version for the next five years. We’re supporting Ubuntu 18.04 in 64-bit and for those of …

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State of the Sanctuary 2018

Happy New Year from all of us here at File Sanctuary! We hope you had a great holiday and are recharged for the year ahead. As is now tradition here at File Sanctuary, it’s time for our annual State of the Sanctuary blog post with a roundup of what happened in 2017 and what lies …

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State of the Sanctuary 2017

Happy New Year from all of us here at File Sanctuary! We’ve had a super busy start to the year so it’s taken us a little longer than usual to write up our State of the Sanctuary post this year, but we’ve finally got it sorted! So, what happened in 2016? Lots! We’ve launched our …

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What do ICANN’s new domain transfer rules mean for you?

To ensure a fair and open Internet, the policies surrounding registration and transfer of generic top-level domains (gTLDs) are overseen by a non-profit organisation called ICANN. ICANN is changing the rules for domain transfers on December 1, 2016. The old transfer policy was only invoked when transferring a domain between two different registrars, for example, …

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Now Available: Ubuntu 16.04

Starting today we’re pleased to announce for support for Ubuntu 16.04 on the File Sanctuary Cloud! Ubuntu 16.04 is the latest LTS (long term support) release of Ubuntu. An LTS release means that maintenance and security updates will be released for this version for the next five years. We’re supporting Ubuntu 16.04 in both 64-bit …

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State of the Sanctuary 2016

Happy New Year from all of us here at File Sanctuary! We hope you had a great Christmas and New Year and are recharged ready to get cracking with 2016! In 2015 we launched several new products, kept you safe from major security threats, had excellent uptime and much more. This update is a summary …

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It’s all about trust: why SSL matters for your website

SSL is not only important for the encryption it provides, it is also a very important tool in building trust amongst your visitors and increasing sales. GlobalSign carried out a survey of European Internet users in November 2014 and their findings highlight some concerning trends and what you can do to stay trustworthy in the …

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New Livedrive web portal

A few weeks ago we gave you a quick tour of the new Livedrive Control Center and teased that there would be more to come soon. As promised this is a showcase of what the new look Livedrive web portal has to offer. To get to your own Livedrive web portal from your desktop you …

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Experience the new Livedrive

Theres a new update which we believe is going to make things even better for all our customers with Livedrive. Haven’t got Livedrive yet? You can read more about unlimited online storage and backup, or how useful the Briefcase is, or how there are so many features in the Livedrive for Business package that the …

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Making webmail even better

We’ve updated our Roundcube webmail service today with some great new features: You can now search across multiple folders in one search — just click the magnifying glass on the left of the search field to find the new options If you have lots of folders, you can now search for them by name — …

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State of the Sanctuary 2015

Happy New Year from all of us here at File Sanctuary! We hope you had a great Christmas and New Year, and have returned to work revitalised and raring to go! In 2014 we launched new products, kept you safe from major security threats, had excellent uptime and much more. This post is a summary …

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All new domains!

Over the last year we have been growing our list of available domains to well over a hundred and will continue to add to this list for the foreseeable future. Now you can have domain that best describes you and what you are about. For example there are 600 million groups on Facebook, now you …

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New summer domain offers

In addition to our release of new domain names we have cut the price of three of our popular domains by half. Save 50% on .me .me is an excellent choice for individuals looking for a unique, personalised domain name. Although it is a rapidly growing domain, the overall number of registrations is still fairly …

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We’re 13 years old today!

In the last year we have grown exponentially and we couldn’t have done it without you, our customers. In the past year we’ve added new services, lots of new domains, we’ve built a new website, moved into a new office, and even expanded our team. We’re letting you join in the celebrations too by saving …

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The Heartbleed TLS vulnerability — what you need to know

What happened? OpenSSL is software that protects your sensitive data as it travels back and forth over the Internet. There has been a bug recently discovered in the OpenSSL TLS Heartbeat implementation that can leak memory contents between your computer and web servers and vice versa. As such this has been named the ‘Heartbleed’ issue. …

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Price drop on these fantastic Thawte SSL certificates

We have permanently dropped the price on our popular Thawte SSL certificates. An SSL certificate is essential for an e-commerce website and a vital component of any website where you can log in. Having an SSL certificate will encrypt your sensitive data and give your customers confidence while making a transaction. We offer certificates with …

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New domain offers for Q1 2014

Until March 31st 2014 you can make a saving on .info and .me! This new for 2014 offer will save you 30% on .info, now only £6.99/year or $11.89/year. Also save a massive 50% on .me, now just £7.49/year or $12.49/year. Simply follow the link below to the domain name pages and sign up today. …

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Changing your spam filter settings

Here at File Sanctuary we realise that while our default spam filter settings will be great for most people, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. As such we have added controls to allow you to customise the spam filter for your email account. Every email you receive is analysed by our SpamAssassin filter and given a …

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Holiday 2013 domain offers

Right up until December 31, 2013 you can make a massive saving on .co, .mx and .info domains. Save 33%: now just £13.39/year or $22.10/year! From startups and small businesses to big brands and multi-national corporations, the .co domain is the web address of choice for innovation and creativity. .co gives your big ideas a …

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Meet the File Sanctuary team!

We’re going retro! You can now meet the File Sanctuary team on IRC in #filesanctuary on irc.freenode.net (if you don’t have an IRC client, you can use the web interface instead). It’s primarily intended as a social space for our team to kick back and talk to our customers about non-work things (and probably post …

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Livedrive Desktop 1.12.6 now available

We’re pleased to announce version 1.12.6 of our desktop software for Windows and Mac OS X including new simpler bandwidth settings, an improved Manage Backups screen and general bug fixes. Version 1.12.6 also features improved integration with Microsoft Office 2013 on Windows. If you have Livedrive Briefcase then your Briefcase drive will appear as a …

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Setting up a security question

At File Sanctuary we take your security very seriously. Sometimes our customers contact us outside of support tickets (eg by phone, using our live chat, etc). When this happens, we need to be sure that you’re really who you say you are, and not someone else pretending to be you. You can now choose a …

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