[Dshield] Problems with email

Keith Bergen 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 
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?
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