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Meet Halon at HostingCon, New Orleans

By | July 4th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Events|

Under the scorching sun, where pots of culture, food and music come to life, this is where we will meet! On July 24th until 27th 2016 HostingCon hits New Orleans, Louisiana. Come join us and enjoy the latest updates from us at Halon and our friends and partners in the industry. […]

When HSL got objects

By | June 28th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

It’s time for yet another deep dive into our platform. This time we’re going to tell you about when and why HSL got classes with closures. It started when we revisited our MIME implementation. The MIME implementation was kind of basic, but served most people well. However, it could at the time only work on the top level MIME objects header and all MIME parts were simply addresses by IDs. Although the structure of MIME is highly nested with children and siblings and all MIME parts share the same features, there is a header and a body-part (which could be even more MIME parts). This data structure is ideal to be represented as objects in a tree structure; which got us started to sketch how we really wanted you to work with MIME objects. […]

Using reCAPTCHA to handle spam misclassification

By | May 19th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Today’s leading spam filter technologies offer a very high degree of accuracy. In this blog I’ll describe the current state of spam classification, and propose a pretty innovative method that can significantly improve both senders’ and recipients’ satisfaction (as well as reducing the burden on administrators and support staff) by enabling senders to report false positives if they pass a CAPTCHA test. Let’s start by familiarising ourselves with the history of anti-spam. […]

Join us at the-must-attend-event: World Hosting Days in USA

By | May 11th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Events|

On May 25 until 26th it’s finally time for World Hosting Days in the USA – the event famous for the never-ending hospitality, the lovely remote locations (remote – to maximize the ace networking events) and the premium quality keynotes, sessions and content. We cant wait and now we would like to invite you to join us. […]

Halon Security accepted member of one of Europe’s leading startup hubs SUP46

By | April 26th, 2016|Categories: Press|

Gothenburg, Sweden, April 26th 2016. Halon Security, the provider of Halon™ the SMTP software for hosting providers, are accepted as a member of one Europe’s leading startup hubs – Swedish Startup People – SUP46. […]

What’s new in Halon 3.5 “sunny”

By | April 21st, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Photo by Reginald Pentinio Spring is here, and so is the 3.5 release (codename sunny) of the Halon SMTP software! It includes major features such as an IDE-style script editor and object orientation, is based on FreeBSD 10.3 and comes with the latest quarterly packages. In other words, this release marks another milestone for Halon’s developer friendliness. […]

Halon hits LA, sponsoring the WHIR networking event

By | April 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

In a few hours the doors will open to the annual WHIR networking event in Los Angeles. Halon has the honour to attend as silver sponsor this time around, and as we all know these events are most certainly worth the visit. The WHIR Networking Events are free events that offer the great opportunity to meet face-to-face with friends in the hosting and telco industry. Complimentary drinks and delicious appetizers are available. […]

Announcing the winner of our competition at WHD.global 2016

By | March 30th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

We are happy to congratulate Mr. Alan O’Reilly at Blacknight (based in Ireland) who is the winner of a drone, in our word puzzle competition. Big congrats from your Halon team! […]

Happy Easter

By | March 24th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Easter is considered a celebration time representing new beginnings and life. We hope (if you do celebrate) it’s filled with lots of joy, happiness and perhaps an Easter egg or two. Happy Easter, Your Halon [...]

Halon’s co-founder Jonas Falck in interview by HostAdvice

By | March 14th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

A must read. Proudly presenting Halon co-founder Jonas Falck in a long and insightful article by Tamar Weinberg. HostAdvice is the internet's web-hosting information center, covering dozens of hosting companies and services worldwide. Read the full article [...]

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