[Mimedefang] off-topic: now that's a lot of e-mail

Gary Funck gary at intrepid.com
Thu Jun 1 20:48:36 EDT 2006

Internet service AOL said on Thursday it had resolved a software problem
that delayed the transmission of millions of e-mails since the late morning.
Many AOL members had been unable to send or receive new e-mails since 11.00
a.m. Eastern Time.

In the interim, AOL was queuing messages that already were sent to relay
them quickly once the problem was solved.

AOL said later on Thursday that the ability to transmit had been restored.
The company was in the process of sending e-mails that it had stored in its
queue during the day at the rate of 500,000 messages per minute, company
spokesman Nicholas Graham said.

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