[Dshield] Problems with email

Paul Marsh pmarsh at nmefdn.org
Fri Oct 3 16:55:10 GMT 2003


Knocking on as much wood as I can find,,, Nope

What MTA are they running?

-----Original Message-----
From: Deb Hale [mailto:haled at pionet.net] 
Sent: Friday, October 03, 2003 11:33 AM
To: list at dshield.org
Subject: [Dshield] Problems with email


Just wanted to let all of you know what is happening here.  Yesterday
one of the local ISP's got inundated with emails. It quickly overloaded
the mail server, at the peak in was trying to process 4x the normal
amount of email per minute. This caused there mail server to continually
crash. They finally were able to get the system stabilized last night,
however they are still having problems because the mail server is still
trying to catch up.

Now today another ISP is having the same problem.  Something has hit
their mail server and has filled up all of the mailboxes.  Not sure why
but they indicate that mail that was sent or received by their users in
the last two years is being resent and received.  The mailboxes have
thousands of email messages in them and the server is intermittently
crashing.

Anyone else seeing anything strange with mail servers?  Or is it just
the luck of the draw?


Deb


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