Users of the bishopthorpe.net email system (addresses like firstname.lastname@example.org) will find that they are currently unable to send or receive emails to/from their accounts. The hosting company suspended the service earlier today due to a large number of spam emails issued from one of the bishopthorpe.net addresses, probably due to lax security on the offending email account. Please be assured though that this does not mean the email system as a whole has been compromised. A single account is the cause of the problem, but the hosting company always invokes suspension of the entire system when problems occur.
At present we are working to restore access, and further status reports will be posted here when the situation has been resolved.
The email service has now been restored. If you experience further problems please get in touch via the ‘contact‘ page.
Please try to keep your email account secure by using a strong password, and changing it if you think it has become compromised.