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Spamhaus suffered outage; is back now

Good news for all you email marketers out there! The spam-fighting giant, Spamhaus, is back in action after a brief outage. In a recent blog post, Spamhaus confirmed that a hardware failure caused the outage and quickly resolved it. The blog post also noted that while the outage lasted, Spamhaus could keep its filters running, meaning its users were still protected from spam during that time. So, there you have it, folks, Spamhaus is back to business as usual, ready to keep your inboxes free from unwanted messages. So, go ahead and send those emails confidently, knowing that the Spamhaus team has your back!


Excerpt from the main article:

From 17:00 GMT on Feb 16th through 09:50 GMT on February 17th, spam filterer/security service Spamhaus suffered an outage that meant that “data included in the Data Query Service, Rsync, Spamhaus Intelligence API, and Border Gateway Protocol Firewall was not refreshed between these times.”The way most Spamhaus data is shared with the world allows for quite a bit of redundancy and resilience against downtime, in that DNS queries can be cached, DNS zones are handed out to and stored by different remote DNS servers. Meaning that while some of Spamhaus core systems may have been offline during this time, spam filtering continued unabated. They’re saying that their ability to make any updates (additions or removals) was effectively blocked during the downtime, meaning anybody waiting for removal from a Spamhaus list probably had to wait a bit longer for a response than usual. And also, perhaps spam filtering effectiveness was down


Spamhaus suffered outage; is back now was originally published on Spam Resource: All Things Deliverability

Richelo Killian
Richelo Killianhttps://www.inboxjam.com/
Richelo "Rich" Killian has over 30 years of experience in the information technology field, and more than 15 years of experience in email deliverability and marketing.
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