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Problem: [44474] Inbound mail is failing intermittently. Status: Closed
Problem description Added on: 06/07/2007 @ 10:11

mx.core.plus.net is very busy and is only accepting connections intermittently.
mx.last.plus.net currently seems ok, so incoming mail should still be being accepted.

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Comment updated on: 06/07/2007 @ 10:20

Problem has been passed to a network engineer for investigation.

Comment updated on: 06/07/2007 @ 10:41

We are currently trying to identify the cause of the problem. We will update this problem for any further progress.

Comment updated on: 06/07/2007 @ 11:40

This is an update to previously reported problem on our mail exchanges being unavaiable. This was caused due to high load of spam being sent our servers. This have been contained now as result of which the mail exchangers are working fine. We will monitor the status of our service and post any further updates.

Comment updated on: 06/07/2007 @ 13:48

mx.core.plus.net is failing to accept connections. This is likely to lead to increased queues on the mx.last platform which will further compound problem 44440.

Comment updated on: 06/07/2007 @ 14:58

We are constantly monitoring the servers for traffic. We will post further updates as soon as we get them.

Comment updated on: 06/07/2007 @ 18:02

This problem has been caused by an influx of attepmted SMTP connections to our incoming mail servers from spam sources. We now believe this issue to have quietened down and continual testing shows that mail servers are now able to successfully connect in the majority of cases.

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