Spam and Trash Retention Changes

On June 8th Rackspace Email will start making changes to the retention rules for the spam and trash folders. The maximum data retention limits of the spam and trash folders will change to 14 and 30 days respectively. This means that any mail data in these folders older than the retention limits will be removed and unrecoverable. Additionally since an unlimited number of messages can now be stored in either of the spam or trash folders, the option to “Delete After ‘x’ Total Email” will be removed.

Prior to June 8th, you should review your spam and trash folder cleanup settings. If they are higher than the new limits (spam: 14 days, trash: 30 days) then the mailbox owner will need to review the mail in those folders and move anything worth keeping into another folder. You can view the spam and trash limits for each mailbox by logging into and navigating to mailboxes > manage > settings.

Please reach out to our support team if you have any questions about these changes.

PHP 7.3 Upgrade on Managed WordPress

For our Managed WordPress customers, official security updates for PHP 7.2 will end on November 30, 2020. If your site is currently running PHP 7.2, it will be automatically upgraded to PHP 7.3 on November 1, 2020. You can verify what PHP version your site is using in your control panel.

If your site has custom PHP code, including custom themes or plugins, you may need to modify your code to keep them compatible with the version upgrade. If you want to test this PHP update on any sites in your account, you can order a clone site to test the update and ensure everything is working well.

Our upstream provider Pressable has some more information about the automatic upgrade.

Increased Pageviews Quotas on Managed WordPress

We have increased the monthly pageviews quota associated with each of our Managed WordPress hosting plans. This will allow your website to have more traffic before you need to upgrade.

was 10,000 monthly pageviews, now increased to 15,000 monthly pageviews

was 20,000 monthly pageviews, now increased to 25,000 monthly pageviews

was 30,000 monthly pageviews, now increased to 35,000 monthly pageviews

If you are not currently hosted on Managed WordPress and want to migrate your site, just fill out the appropriate form to start the process (there is no charge for migration).