E-mail delays

Posted: Friday, August 11th, 2006 at 12:25 by Neil Watson

Our dedicated systems team are aware of a current mail issue that will be affecting a proportion of mail that passes through our systems. Due to the amount of mail processed daily, we have steps in place that prevent any of our mail servers from becoming overwhelmed, this is an automated process that stops individual servers in the mail server farm from accepting SMTP mail until queues have processed. We currently have one server, where the ‘blocking script’ ceased to function; hence, the mail server currently has a large backlog of mail to process. The script is once again running, but time is needed for the backlog to dissipate. This may cause some delays to mail being processed through this server. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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