07 April 2011 Last updated on 16 January 2012

If you received a strange email message regarding an expired subscription, don't worry. Read on for the details.

Dear all,

Today I restored a backup of our website to a testing server which is deliberately using an invalid domain name (abcom.local.web). Unfortunately, as soon as the site was restored it started sending out emails about expired subscriptions. If you received an email informing you about an expired subscription and giving you a link back to abcom.local.web please disregard it. Our system has not been comprimised, I just dropped the ball during the restoration of the site to the testing server. I apologize for the inconvenience.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos
Lead Developer, AkeebaBackup.com