The Spam Diaries

News and musings about the fight against spam.
 by Edward Falk

Friday, December 08, 2006

Earthlink losing email

(Via Slashdot) Robert Cringely is reporting that Earthlink is losing the vast majority of email, apparently due to overloaded servers. Cringley reports that up to 80-90 percent of Earthlink email is being lost.

Interestingly enough, recent news reports are that some email providers are reporting that 80-90 percent of email is spam. If Earthlink is seeing those same numbers, then we can safely say that there wouldn't be a problem if they didn't have all that spam to deal with.

One Slashdot reader says that the problem is not with the regular mail servers, but with a specialty server used by roaming clients.


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