[freelists-users] Recent mail delays

  • From: John Madden <weez@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: freelists-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 15 May 2004 16:02:34 -0500

Sometime last evening, we started experiencing large delays in mail delivery 
due to volume, and many of you noticed posts to mailing lists not going 

We had one FreeLists list owner who had stuffed the mail queues with utter 
garbage, thereby backing up everything that followed it.  A large mail queue 
is actually somewhat common (and usually not too problematic), but in this 
case, mail looping was also involved from external, badly-behaving MTAs.  To 
compound the problem, no one here noticed that anything was wrong until this 
morning.  (There we were, thinking the drop-off in traffic was just the 
typical Friday night slowdown.)

We've cleaned out the garbage and mail is flowing as usual.  If you're still 
having problems, please let me know.  From now on, we'll be notified when the 
mail queue starts getting large so that we can investigate further before the 
back-up gets to be a problem.


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