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Subject: Mail to AOL, MNS, NETCON, etc all hosed.
From: Joe Smith <jms @ tardis . Tymnet . COM>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 1997 16:55:51 -0700 (PDT)
To: list-managers @ greatcircle . com

My other ISP posted this warning today:

> From: dillon @
 flea .
 best .
 net (Matt Dillon)
> Newsgroups: best.status,best.general
> Subject: MSN, AOL, and NETCOM mail down.  Mail's gonna be slow today
> Date: 23 Apr 1997 12:16:55 -0700
> Organization: BEST Internet Communications, Inc.
>     AOL's mail is fried
>     MSN's mail is fried
>     NETCOM's mail is fried
>     Parts of sprintlink are down
>     This means that our mail system is going to be somewhat bogged
>     down today... our mail queues are running at around 3x their
>     normal levels, and will probably grow to 6x before these other guys 
>     fix their systems.  There is nothing we can do about it.
>     Can you believe MSN is trying to run the SMTP mail relay for their
>     entire user base off of four NT boxes?  Sheesh.  I didn't think it
>     was possible to cry and laugh at the same time, but I'm do'in it!
> 					-Matt

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