Webmail/Telus email is currently down.

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ulysses
Coach

@Nighthawk 

On reflection, I see your interpretation as well. You are viewing the update as referring to access by other than webmail generally. Hsuppose that Telus could simply have said that data restoration of telus.net would follow restoration of webmail. In any case, all that is really important is that restoration takes place. Smiley Happy 

Community Power User
Community Power User

Yes. Webmail first, mail apps later. They simply say "email clients", which typically would mean all at once. Not app by app.


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xray
All-Star
I suspect they are restoring access by protocol. Webmail, POP3 and IMAP. The fact that different email clients behave differently during the recovery process may be related to how common POP3 vs IMAP are used in various email clients.

I feel bad for the team tasked with fixing this. They are working long hours under a great deal of pressure trying to fix something that most of them had no part in breaking. Been there done that. It sucks.
ulysses
Coach

I feel bad for the team tasked with fixing this. They are working long hours under a great deal of pressure trying to fix something that most of them had no part in breaking. Been there done that. It sucks.

True, but the same can't be said about those responsible for the design of the system. An outage for this length of time should never have happened. And, IMO, it would not have happened in a well designed system with proper backup and redundancy from hardware, software , and procedural points of view. Hopefully, the restored system will be up to that standard.

BeefPorkChicken
Connector

Who else got an email from the CCO saying that the email has been restored?

Fisherguy
Advocate

@BeefPorkChicken wrote:

Who else got an email from the CCO saying that the email has been restored?


Don't know where CCO is but this while mess has has nothing to do with location.  My wife's email was out 1 day, mine just came back after being out 11 days.

BeefPorkChicken
Connector

Oh I'm sorry, i meant to say the CCO of TELUS Tony Geheran (Chief Customer Officer), it said on the email that the Email outage has been cleared, but I'm still having trouble. deleting and my some of my old emails are missing

DeeScruntled
Helpful Neighbour

The story of my life:

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DeeScruntled
Helpful Neighbour

I post too soon...  Smiley Happy    Immediately after my previous post the delete error went away and I discovered the text of my saved emails from days past have been restored... Could be the end of the story...

DougSmythies
Connector

My e-mail client (Outlook, in my case) started working yesterday morning. I got the e-mail from Telus titled "Your TELUS email should now be restored" many hours later. There was activity in my account prior, with 2 mails sent August 16th recovered, but with a received date of august 25th, and a bunch of e-mail sent Aug 9th through 15th (some I already had) also recovered, but with nearly the proper received date/time. I also had a period (an hour or two) where the left pain in Webmail was missing. I still am getting a send/receive error on outlook related to some apparent inability to actually delete some e-mails marked for deletion after transfer to my outlook client. Raw pop traffic examples:

 

+OK message 308 marked for deletion
+OK message 309 marked for deletion
+OK message 310 marked for deletion
-ERR deleted 246/310 message(s)
...
+OK message 21 marked for deletion
+OK message 22 marked for deletion
+OK message 23 marked for deletion
+OK message 24 marked for deletion
-ERR deleted 3/24 message(s)

 

Over the next several client/server sessions the number of e-mails that wouldn't delete ended up at 10, which I think are all duplicates from august 9th, So now I typically see this:

 

-ERR deleted 1/11 message(s)
...
-ERR deleted 0/10 message(s)
...
And in using the webmail interface, I can not delete those 10 e-mails.
Prior to all this activity and last week sometime, there had been a total of 26 e-mails restored over a period of days, but with a received date/time of when they were recovered verses when they were sent. During the initial outage I was dropped from at least one e-mail distribution list.
ennjeoajat
Connector

I don't use Telus webmail, but have been using the 'getmail' command line retrieval agent with my Telus POP account for the last 15 years. I thought the recent Telus email problems had been solved for me, but in the last few days I've been getting the "POP error (-ERR LOGIN failed)" error on occasion. They are increasing in number, suggesting Telus still has stability issues.

MrE
Advocate

@ennjeoajat 

 

I use Microsoft outlook with POP3 SMTP scripted to filter and forward mails and have , like you. done so for over 10 years. The  POP3 errors raise  a requester and everything stops until I am home to close the requester. I  have to contact 2nd level tech support at telus a few times a year to get them to reset the POP3 server when it gets really bad. Changing timeout setting do not help and first level tech support is only trained on webmail.

 

Since Telus is well aware with ongoing problems (years) with the pop3 server they should do a proper fix but with this wider problem they are not likely to look deeply into it right now.

BeefPorkChicken
Connector

@DeeScruntled , iI feel you.. That comes up whenever I try deleting an email

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Spinner
Helpful Neighbour

@BeefPorkChicken wrote:

Oh I'm sorry, i meant to say the CCO of TELUS Tony Geheran (Chief Customer Officer), it said on the email that the Email outage has been cleared, but I'm still having trouble. deleting and my some of my old emails are missing


 

Telus has no credibility at this point. According to them, over 90% of accounts were "restored" two weeks ago.

Carkar
Resident

My email in Edmonton doesn't work. Hasn't for a week. Isn't there any place to get current updates from Telus regarding what is going on? I know that businesses using telus email are working perfectly well it just seems that personal emails are not. How does someone get updates? Thanks, Carolyn

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The header of the Neighbourhood home page contains links to two sets of info. This has the most recent.

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bigscreenbob
Connector

My emails been working since Friday but my wife's still does not work. I've checked the settings-tried to access it on web mail but the access code it sends to her phone -that says the code is no good. I guess i should be even more patient.....???

Irishgranny
Ambassador

Email working fine now..can send and receive..But...still can't delete mail .  Sometimes a current one that hasn't been opened will let me delete but 99% still sitting there taking up space.  Can't move it to Trash either.  Anyone have a work-around for this ?  Did phone in and was told they would put in a trouble ticket, but deleting email is low priority right now. 

ulysses
Coach

Hallelujah! My telus.net email service with Thunderbird has been restored. All functions appear to be working. Needless to add, it's about bloody time!

shruber1
Neighbour

My email is down again as of today. This is so frustrating.