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Spammers Flood GTE E-Mail Service

GTE's business e-mail service experienced a holiday meltdown this past week from a storm of spam, according to Media Daily.

The service actually had to take its system down for a day to resolve the problem.

GTE, which provides e-mail services to some 600 small and mid-size businesses, said it had been experiencing e-mail backlogs since before Christmas, when large spam volumes directed to its customers crashed GTE's server.

Service was restored last Tuesday, but e-mail backlogs persisted.