At the beginning of this month, users of popular email based classifieds service, Dipleague, asked about a sudden stop to the flow of the service’s emails. According to questions posted here on Techzim, the service had stopped delivering emails to member mailboxes around the 23rd of April. Today, founder and moderator of the service, Samir Shasha, explained that the service was down due to a server failure.
Here’s part of the email sent to Dipleague members:
I’m sure you noticed that your dipleague emails were not flowing and in some cases your posts did not appear. The dipleague server basically fell over since the end of April and came back up a few days ago. I held back notifying you so my message would not add to the chaos. Please accept my apologies and thank to all who alerted me to this problem.
Shasha also explained that with almost 26,000 members, the service had become resource heavy as each email sent by a member is broadcast to all members. “The system has become very fragile and we will upgrade it shortly,” said Shasha. He went on to allude to the fact that Dipleague doesn’t provide them any revenue, but that they’d strive to keep the service going anyway: “- a free service without advertisement revenue struggles but we will come through and keep this extraordinary service going.”
Shasha also said the service might get some smartphone apps in the future.
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