Starting the weekend of September 9th, Developer Site users may have noticed one of two issues affecting their ability to use or request personal developer instances (PDIs): (1) the Developer Site was showing no PDIs were available and (2) some PDIs were erroneously showing as offline. Both of these issues have been escalated to engineering and are being investigated. Read on to understand what is happening and what you can do next.
If you’re an existing Personal Developer Instance (PDI) user, you probably noticed we recently shipped a new change to disable sending and receiving emails on PDIs. Read on to learn more about what this means for you. Why are we making this change? PDIs are being used to send high levels of email spam. While we actively monitor all PDIs for suspicious activity and shut down PDIs that violate our policies, we’ve found that accidental spam activity is a growing problem.