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Five days after being brought to its knees by spam UUNet's service is still struggling to get back to normal.

In a statement issued this morning UUNet said its customers in the UK "may continue to experience some delays in email traffic".

Most of the spam has now been deleted but "mail will continue to pass slowly for the next 48 to 72 hours", the outfit said.

UUNet also said it reckons no genuine email has been lost although that will be of little comfort to the outfit's customers who've been without access to their email for almost a week.

In a prepared statement Mark Weeks, Director of Corporate Communications, said: "UUNET regrets inconvenience this may cause. Every effort is being made to achieve a speedy resumption of normal service. Action will also be taken as part of the continuing upgrading of the service to continue to take every reasonable precaution against UCE in the future."

Last Friday, Richard Woods, UUNet Public Affairs Adviser, told The Register that the service should be back to normal by Monday. However, this deadline has now come and gone and the problems have not been resolved.

Woods was not available for comment. He's on a course. ®

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