Message Number: SG16743 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2006-03-08 17:36:34 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Administrative Note: need to keep down excess mail again
To: FHL <>

The actual cause of Smartgroups' crash has not been mentioned, but
from the conversations there is a possibility that we are all
suffering through that and the repairs due to people who do not run
firewalls and virus software having timed zombies on their machine
which flood Smartgroups periodically with too much mail.

Right now if there is a post which you can delay or sent to the
person directly, please, consider those options unless the info would
be important to have in the FHL Archives because Smartgroups is again
being flooded with mail as per their most recent service update:

> Service Update: 8th March 2006 16:50 GMT
> Dear Members,
> We are again suffering from increased mail volumes which means that
> some mail is being delivered slowly. We are looking at ways to
> resolve this problem and restore normal service as soon as possible.

[Portion for moderator reporting removed.]

> We are sorry if your emails are delivered slowly or lost. It is
> worth checking your email delivery settings within your groups to
> ensure they are set to deliver email immediately.
> We will continue to update members on the service status on this page.
> Thank you for your patience.
> The Admin Team

If you do not yourself have firewalls and virus and worm detection
software, please, realize that your machine may be acting as a zombie
and be among the computers being used to contribute to this problem
which also deprives you of needed and timely help and information.
We personally run 3 firewalls (modem, router, computers themselves)
for the cumulative effect, and then go beyond that. Please, take
this seriously.

-- Sukie (not a vet)
Ferret Health List co-moderator
FHL Archives fan
International Ferret Congress advisor

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