Mail server load

As of 13:30 on January 12, 2004 the University mail server had received over 40,000 messages that were rejected or deferred based on the anti-spam rules. In an attempt to reduce this unnecessary load, the mail exchange (MX) records for the mail server in the external DNS were commented out. This will help to send all smtp traffic to the anti-virus gateway. Secondly, the ups-benjamin and mailserver objects were removed from the pix’s smtp group.