December 10, 2005
Server bug cripples Dublin law firms
The problem was attributed to an improper server configuration, causing five servers to send out more than half a million emails to Dublin solicitors. The deluge of mail originated with a publishing company's email marketing message, which was sent to solicitors. When some solicitors attempted to reply to the mail, a fault in the solicitors' configuration of Microsoft Small Business Server sent the original email to their entire email database tens of thousands of times.
Link: The Register