More MSFT woes.

Seems like an email test got out of hand. Saying it doesn't reflect any
problem with Exchange. I would tend to question that...a backlog of
mail should be able to be processed more quickly than that I would
think...though I don't really know the severity of the situation, so
I'll give them the benefit of the doubt for now.

FWIW, to the best of my knowledge, there is no relation between myself
and the Scott McAdams quoted. (McAdams really isn't all that common of a
name though, so I guess its possible)

You'd be suprised.

  When my company sends out newsletters, etc, the bounces alone
are pretty taxing on the mail server.

  Yesterday alone I was seeing delays of 1, 2 hours -- last week a
huge mailing delayed the mail gateways up to 4 hours.

  It also depends on what your relays are doing, too. If they're
spamchecking and virus scanning, the backlog can get big, fast, when
your mail server is suddenly hit with 4, 5, 6 times its normal volume.
Most people dont plan for influxes like that because, well, they generally
don't happen unless something is really wrong.