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Email outfit postmaster.co.uk appears to be up and running again after reportedly going AWOL since Tuesday.

One irate punter who hasn't been able to access his email for the last couple of days told us: "Do you guys happen to know WTF is going on with postmaster.co.uk? Their servers have been dead for nearly 48 hours, the domain doesn't even ping.

"I am so p#ssed off with them. I moved to Postmaster becuase my last webmail provider cut their service... and even paid Postmaster for gold membership after reading all the good-looking reviews in the hope (belief) that they were capable of providing a solid, long term solution."

No one at the UK-based email company was available to comment at the time of writing, although we were told that they hoped the service would be back in the land of the living by teatime today.

However, a statement that's popped up on its website early afternoon apologises for the "unscheduled downtime" and claims it was due to "our systems being overloaded with requests to access the system and it had to be taken out of operation yesterday".

It goes on: "We had to impose a restriction of limited access to the system, but due to excessive requests many customers were not able to gain access. Our technical team has been working overnight and still working on it in order to ensure the system does not get overloaded again." ®

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