Backlog this morning just over 21,000. Down but still over 4 times normal. Several identified dumpings of junk yesterday including about 2,000 on Suzanne's email address.
Fixed the errant computer - more idiot design from Microsoft, attempting to prevent users properly controlling their computers. Finally fixed with the XP repair console by booting from CD.
Server junk mail load problems
The problems with junk mail load have grown steadily worse over the last week. Yesterday the backlog of mail to be sent ( 99.9% bounces ) exceeded 26,000. There is evidence that this is starting to cause problems with delayed mail processing and even possible loss of emails. I have been battling to get this load down over the last 24 hours, having two computers more or less continuously deleting mail marked spam by spam assassin. I have reduced the load to 22,500 but now one of my local computers is playing up, overheating and continually rebooting itself.
If you have large amounts of junk mail stored on our server it would help me greatly if you could delete some of it.