Important notice for users listing @Yahoo.com or @aol.com emails in the “From” address of your email campaigns!
As of April 4, 2014, users listing an @yahoo.com email address for their MemberPlanet “from” address will not be able to send email correspondence of any kind from their MemberPlanet account.
This is the result of a policy change at Yahoo designed to prevent spam coming from Yahoo addresses. This change applies to all 3rd party email service providers, not just MemberPlanet.
On April 23rd AOL made a similar policy change.
These policies applies to all email correspondence, including invitations and auto-responders you currently use on MemberPlanet.
MemberPlanet suggests that you replace your @yahoo or @aol.com addresses in the “from” field to an address that is specific to you or your business ex: firstname.lastname@example.org. Having a unique email will better prevent servers from identifying your emails as spam.
If this isn’t an option at this time, use a different free email provider, such as gmail or hotmail.
Note: this only applies to MemberPlanet users who use a yahoo.com or AOL.com address in the "from" field of email correspondence (email campaigns, event invitations, donation campaign announcements, etc). This does NOT prevent you from sending mail TO recipients with yahoo.com or AOL.com email addresses.
See yahoo's announcement for more information
Read more about AOL's policy change here
On April 7, 2014, researchers disclosed a vulnerability in a technology called OpenSSL that powers encryption across much of the internet. The vulnerability is commonly known as the “OpenSSL Heartbleed Flaw.”
What has MemberPlanet done to protect our customers?
Most importantly, we want to make sure that you know that your MemberPlanet was not vulnerable to Heartbleed, and none of our sites are currently vulnerable to the Heartbleed attack. As soon as MemberPlanet was made aware of Heartbleed, we immediately reviewed our website, our products, and engaged with our vendors to address any potential issue that could leave us vulnerable to this type of attack. We are continuing to monitor this issue to stay ahead of any potential impacts. Though we are not requiring you to reset your password, you may elect to do so. We’re committed to keeping our products and services safe for all our customers to use.
What should I do if other websites I use were impacted?
We recommend logging out of all websites that require a password to log in (financial, social media, email, etc). To do this securely, delete all cookies that your computer has stored across all websites. If a website was at risk, make sure they have performed the required security updates before logging back in. Change your password to these sites immediately.
If you re-use your MemberPlanet password on other websites, you should reset your MemberPlanet password immediately.