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The extreme email delays the plagued users of Google's Postini message management service earlier this week were caused by a shoddy email-filter update and a power-related hardware failure involving the company's database storage servers. Today, the Mountain View Chocolate Factory released an "incident report" to Postini users, …

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Google Cloud Fails

Is this news any more? It seems to be happening rather regularly at the moment. Google have been fine at big read-only load balanced infrastructures like search and advertising, but don't seem to have a clue about cloud computing. Of course, the cloud will never replace real apps for people who have seen all this before...

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Russ Meyer?

"Once we pulled Postini out of the loop, all of that deferred mail hit our system (along with quite a lot of spam)," said Russ Meyer"

Is this another El Reg joke or has the old man given up the soft porn business?

Not that I know anything about pr0n. Anything at all! nada ... zilch ....

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Thinking about the adverts more than the so-called "service"?

The more I hear about these cock-ups, the more I love my 20+ year old dual pedestal Sun 3/470 "Pegasus" email[1] server :-)

Cloud computing is for the birds. Roll it out for yourself. It ain't difficult. Or ask a computer-savvy friend for info on access to non-advertising driven email services.

[1] email, ftp, usenet and web server, actually. In that order.

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"malformed messages" - curious

any info on that? Possible dos attack, or just maybe (ooh, lessee, just for example) MS getting basic protocols wrong, again? I'd like to know.

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'Malformed messages'?

Now that the chocolate factory are in charge I didn't expect to hear British Rail excuses. This sounds suspiciously like one of those 'wrong kind of snow/leaves/track' type of excuses to me...

On the plus side, our Postini-handled email arrived on time and OK - but it worries me that the image of perfection is slipping a bit.

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