Email Outage Reportedly Caused By 'Extreme' Australian Weather

Australia suffered a serious email outage on Saturday and Sunday, caused by an extreme weather event in the Perth area in the Western part of the country.

The outage, which could have affected hundreds of thousands of people, left customers unable to send or receive emails on Christmas and on Boxing Day, the day after Christmas, according to local reports.  

iiNet said the weather event caused issues at the iiNet data center. The provider reportedly issued this statement: “Internet and mobile services for iiNet customers are still available and unaffected,” the spokesperson said.

“Impacted services include the iiNet website and iiNet domain email services. The iiNet customer call centre is available for basic troubleshooting only at this time.

“We apologize to customers for any inconvenience. Our IT team is working to restore operations as soon as possible.”

Weather reports predicted that the West would suffer hot, dry conditions.
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