For years I’ve used Fastmail for sending mail, and for some incoming mail. At the moment I can’t raise them. Server does not respond. Web site not responding. I can’t think of how to figure out what’s going on.
They got some free publicity when they wrote a blog posting about what they thought was a bug in Mavericks affecting one of their users. The post received a lot of attention. Turned out the user had some sort of Apple Script flaw, related to Junk mail or something. I didn’t follow it all. They posted a retraction. They also received some press attention when they announced their position re NSA issues.
Is their outages related to these episodes?
Update1: It’s a Virgin Media issue. See http://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Up-to-60Mb-Setup-Equipment/No-routing-to-FastMail/td-p/2046358
Update2: Virgin fixed their problem. Now all seems to work.