Anyone having email issues receiving email this afternoon? Haven't had any for hours and tested it with gmail account. I can send from godaddy but not receive.
That depends. If GoDaddy is actually receiving them but just having issues doling them out to the correct accounts, we should eventually get them.
However, if GoDaddy's email servers were not reachable when the sending server tried to send, the sending server will usually retry a certain number of times over a period of hours. The number of retries, length between retries and amount of time allowed before "giving up" depends on how each server is set up. Bottom line, if it is the second possibility (that the emails are not being received by GoDaddy), the longer the outage lasts, the more emails will never be delivered.
From what I can see, other email servers can establish an initial TCP connection to the receiving email servers but cannot transfer email messages because the servers are either not responding to SMTP commands or responding so slowly that the connection eventually times out. This means that the sending email server will keep retrying for their retry period, which is typically 2-3 days. (The exception is spammers that try only once, then fail, so there is a slight upside to this!) You should eventually receive all of your email.
What is going on with email? Very slow today or not working at all. I see others also are having problems. Any idea when it will be fixed? What is the problem?
When I call, I get a message stating they are aware of the problem! Well duh..... I am also #473 in the chat queue with an estimated wait time of 38 min and 38 sec. SERIOULSY, they think they can get through that many people in 38 minutes? I waited 30 min when I was #64 in the queue and the wait time was 12 min, and still never got to chat with anyone! No incoming email means no revenue.......
What is really weird is that someone else I know with a Go Daddy email account has had no issues today? I haven't received email since 11:30AM EST but can send email????