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(email) E-mail Delay

Anyone sending e-mail through the mail system (for example, Eudora users) may have noticed a slow down this morning. E-mail is currently queuing on the virus scanners and is also being delivered very slowly. The university received an abnormally high amount of e-mail traffic overnight and we are still researching the cause for that. No messages have been lost. We do not presently have an estimate on when delayed messages will be delivered to individuals' mail boxes. This is affecting WebMail as well as desktop clients sending e-mail. E-mail can be retrieved, but so little is being delivered most users will see nothing new for awhile. This does not affect Exchange e-mail users sending messages to or receiving them from one another. Messages sent from non-Exchange users to Exchange users **are** experiencing delays. More information will be posted on as it becomes available. Systems Support staff are in consultation with the vendors (Sun and Mirapoint) about the issue.
[July 16, 2004]