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I just tried to login and found this message "Your Virgin Media Mail account is currently unavailable" , is this due to the current outage or is this unrelated?
I have reset my password but nothing has happened, any help is appreciated thanks.
I guess the VM server that should have received your emails was off line for a bit. The server that tried to send it would know it had not been able to send the email and would retry. To avoid overloading itself and the network with retries, it would reduce the retry frequency. It might start at 1 minute, then go to 5 mins, then an hour, then 4 hours etc. It might go up to several days before finally giving up. So some randomness of delivery is to be expected, and it is not caused by Virgin Media but by the algorithms chosen by the various sending systems.
So, as we have 2 large gaps in email receipt times…..
in my case from around 2300 last night to 1300 today
and from just before 1400 to 2030 today
I take it some of the servers sending mail will have failed to send and retried. If they finally timed out (see Eric’s post above) I take it they will have delivered an ‘unable to send’ message to the originator.
Not sure if that gets recognised at the sending end in the case of automatic mailing lists?
However hopefully all mails have got through, or failed with notification to the originator and none arrived but got ‘dumped’ before delivery due to the server fault?
See the earlier post in this thread by Adri_G, but be aware that it was made on 6 December 2022.
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Yeah, good luck with that.
Really fed up now with the service we are getting
first it was broadband not working for days then our phone was out for 24 hours
now it is email which they now say will be tomorrow this is a rubbish service