[Dshield] Problems with email
keith at keithbergen.com
Fri Oct 3 17:37:25 GMT 2003
Do you know what O/S, SMTP combination they are running? Our
exchange servers seem to be doing okay here.
---- Original message ----
>Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2003 10:33:19 -0500
>From: "Deb Hale" <haled at pionet.net>
>Subject: [Dshield] Problems with email
>To: <list at dshield.org>
>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
>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?
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