Email sent inbound to the University appear to be delayed the afternoon of Wednesday February 07 starting at around 4:30pm. Messages are being queued on the anti-spam servers instead of being procesed for delivery. We have engaged with our vendor to determine the cause and resolve the issue.
We will provide updates as information becomes available.
Update from Feb 07 09:10pm: the queued mail is being processed and the delay on delivery of recent inbound email is an average 7 minutes.
Update Feb 08 2:30pm: Our vendor reports that we were the victims of a spam attack that overfilled the inbound message queues on our anti-spam infrastructure, leading to severe delays delivering mail. The queued messages are now being processed and there are no known delays on delivery of new messages arriving at the University.