Network issues January 3, 2011 (resolved, updated)

Between 3:29 PM Pacific time and 3:33 PM Pacific time, our monitoring systems detected that most Internet users could not connect to our primary data center. E-mail delivery was properly queued up and delayed during this period.

We will follow up with the data center team, but the problem appears to have been resolved, and all services are operating normally. We’re continuing to monitor it closely, and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this caused our customers.

Updated: connectivity was lost for four minutes because the data center was fighting off a severe DoS attack.