on 03-09-2010 14:52
A recent post on Virgin website suggests there are ongoing problems with pieces of the email infrastructure but that NO emails are being lost. I can confirm that many emails are currently being bounced (as per example below):
Your message could not be sent.
A transcript of the attempts to send the message follows.
The number of attempts made: 1
Addressed To: (my email address)
Fri, 03 Sep 2010 10:39:28 +0100
Failed to send to identified host,
my email address: ,
--- Message non-deliverable.
Can someone from Virgin let me know how big this problem is and when it is likely to be fixed!?
on 03-09-2010 23:06
The only big problem with the infrastructure at the moment, is
that if you are using smtp.blueyonder.co.uk to send emails from an
email client, then some domains won't receive them.
You will get a bounce message though, stating that their delivery is being blocked.
Yahoo, Btinternet, Tiscali seem to affected.
Cure it by temporarily changing to smtp.virginmedia.com
Won't be fixed until VM get their smtp blueyonder servers de-blacklisted on uceprotect.net. Which may be problematic, since there's no security on them,
and they can send from any address with impunity.
(smtp spam protection site).