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Optusnet email issues - update

In a victory of sorts, Optust have acknowledged that the reason for emails from our websites and mail server not being delivered...

Email deliverability – GMX

There appears to be a problem recently with deliverability of website emails to mailboxes at GMX: * * *

New email hosting package available

Through our new Dreamscape portal you can now subscribe to a hosted email package for your domain, at very reasonable prices....

New Dreamscape Domain Portal

For those of you with domain names registered through Chirp's Dreamscape account, the new portal can be accessed at

Setting up domain-based email hosting

The process involves setting up mailboxes that your people can access to read and send emails using your domain. Step 1...

Optusnet maili delivery issues

Our recent upgrade to Debian 12 (bookworm) included a tightening of security around TLS connections used for logging in and...

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About Chirp Internet

Chirp Internet creates high quality and easy to maintain websites at low cost. We specialize in web design elements such as speed, security, accessibility, usability, and search engine optimization.

Chirp uses open source technologies for website development and hosting because they are reliable and secure. We have decades of experience programming HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, SQL, shell scripting and connecting to third-party APIs.

We work with professional designers and design studios and have a portfolio of design examples. We prioritise good communication and the success of our clients' websites.

If you are looking for PHP or JavaScript code examples and tutorials you will find them on The Art of Web or by using the search.

Featured websites

Are you interested in having a website developed and hosted by Chirp? Please look through our portfolio for ideas and then contact us. Here are some recent websites:

Our development team

Chirp is now based in Sibiu, working with partners in Australia and elsewhere for graphic design and related services in order to provide a complete service to our clients:

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A short history of Chirp

Duncan Crombie is a founding partner and director of Chirp. He has been programming for close to 40 years with experience in database design, web development and open source software. Duncan built his first website in 1995 and has not looked back.

Chirp was founded in 1997 in Canberra by a group of friends and recent graduates from the Australian National University. The company gradually expanded while employing a number of graphic designers and programmers.

In 2003, Chirp relocated to Amsterdam, and in 2008 to Sibiu in Transylvania, a city with a fibre optic network and spectacular landscapes.