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Unplanned Outage: Mail Delivery To Yahoo! and AOL Accounts

Last Updated:
2009-08-11 00:00:00
Event:
2009-08-07 00:00:00
Status:
Closed
Brief Description:
User Impact:
N/A
Workaround:
There is no workaround for this issue
Current Status:
N/A
Services Affected:
Full Description:
The problem with sending Cornell email to Yahoo! has been resolved. Mail being sent to @yahoo.com is being delivered. It is possible that some email sent to Yahoo! during August 2-7 may have been lost -- please resend messages if in doubt.



Timeline of Changes

Description Current Status Date Time
The problem with sending Cornell email to Yahoo! has been resolved. Mail being sent to @yahoo.com is being delivered. It is possible that some email sent to Yahoo! during August 2-7 may have been lost -- please resend messages if in doubt.\n\nOur investigation indicates that a compromised NetID was used to send thousands of messages, primarily to Yahoo!, which triggered the block from Yahoo!\n\nSome of those messages were sent to other domains, but we have no indication that Cornell mail was blocked by any of those domains as a result. The issues reported with AOL and Gmail at about the same time appear to be unrelated.\n\nSince August 7, 2:45 pm, Cornell mail has been delivered to Yahoo!, AOL, and Gmail as usual. Please notify the CIT HelpDesk -- helpdesk@cornell.edu or 255-8990 -- if you are still having problems sending messages to external email addresses. The problem with sending Cornell email to Yahoo! has been resolved. Mail being sent to @yahoo.com is being delivered. It is possible that some email sent to Yahoo! during August 2-7 may have been lost -- please resend messages if in doubt.\n\nOur investigation indicates that a compromised NetID was used to send thousands of messages, primarily to Yahoo!, which triggered the block from Yahoo!\n\nSome of those messages were sent to other domains, but we have no indication that Cornell mail was blocked by any of those domains as a result. The issues reported with AOL and Gmail at about the same time appear to be unrelated.\n\nSince August 7, 2:45 pm, Cornell mail has been delivered to Yahoo!, AOL, and Gmail as usual. Please notify the CIT HelpDesk -- helpdesk@cornell.edu or 255-8990 -- if you are still having problems sending messages to external email addresses. 2009-08-11 00:00:00
Our investigation indicates that Cornell email from one of our eight routers is being blocked by Yahoo! and AOL. At 2:45 pm on August 7, we temporarily disabled the affected router as a measure to prevent additional messages from being undeliverable. We will continue to monitor the situation. Our investigation indicates that Cornell email from one of our eight routers is being blocked by Yahoo! and AOL. At 2:45 pm on August 7, we temporarily disabled the affected router as a measure to prevent additional messages from being undeliverable. We will continue to monitor the situation. 2009-08-10 00:00:00
CIT staff are working to resolve the problem with mail delivery to Yahoo! accounts. CIT staff are working to resolve the problem with mail delivery to Yahoo! accounts. 2009-08-07 00:00:00
One of CIT's email routers is not delivering email messages addressed to Yahoo! and\nAOL users. The other seven email routers are successfully delivering Yahoo! and AOL\nmessages.\n One of CIT's email routers is not delivering email messages addressed to Yahoo! and\nAOL users. The other seven email routers are successfully delivering Yahoo! and AOL\nmessages.\n 2009-08-07 00:00:00
CIT staff are working to resolve the problem with mail delivery to Yahoo! and AOL accounts.\n CIT staff are working to resolve the problem with mail delivery to Yahoo! and AOL accounts.\n 2009-08-07 00:00:00
CIT staff are working to resolve the problem with mail delivery to Yahoo! and AOL accounts.\n CIT staff are working to resolve the problem with mail delivery to Yahoo! and AOL accounts.\n 2009-08-07 00:00:00
CIT staff are working to resolve the problem with mail delivery to Yahoo!\nand AOL accounts.\n\n CIT staff are working to resolve the problem with mail delivery to Yahoo!\nand AOL accounts.\n\n 2009-08-07 00:00:00
CIT believes that this step will enable Cornell email sent now to get through to AOL\nand Yahoo! addresses. We will continue to monitor the situation.\n CIT believes that this step will enable Cornell email sent now to get through to AOL\nand Yahoo! addresses. We will continue to monitor the situation.\n 2009-08-07 00:00:00
CIT believes that this step will enable Cornell email sent now to get through to AOL\nand Yahoo! addresses. We will continue to monitor the situation.\n CIT believes that this step will enable Cornell email sent now to get through to AOL\nand Yahoo! addresses. We will continue to monitor the situation.\n 2009-08-07 00:00:00