New Virus Slows Down Internet Mail
A new worm is spreading rapidly through the Internet. It's a variant of the Zafi/Erkez virus. Our servers have trapped tens of thousands of these messages in the past day. Because we scan all mail for viruses before they reach our customers, this has delayed mail delivery. To counteract this unprecedented event, we're filtering out these messages before they reach the virus scanner. As a result, the mail server is catching up. However, as of 4:00 pm, it is still a couple hours behind.