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The deluge of gamers trying to get back on to the PlayStation Network has caused problems for Sony.

The recently restored service had to be taken offline again briefly because of the sheer number of users trying to change their passwords.
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Those messages were taking time to reach some players, said a message posted on the Sony PlayStation EU blog, because the high number of resets meant that millions of e-mails were flying around the internet.

The delay was caused by internet service providers (ISPs) "throttling the e-mails" said the message.
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I'm sorry Sony but billions of emails are sent each day, you sending a few million emails isn't going to effect things.
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wow Sony are having a really tough time. I wonder what. they will show at e3
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Isp's throttling email?


EDIT: Can't sony just admit they brought this on themselves for once?
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if one customer was sending/receiving millions of emails all of the sudden my ISP would probably throttle it.

But really, can any network handle that many new account requests? (other than google)

Sony is like the fallen celebrity, people are just looking for an excuse to attack them further.
    
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Been using my PS3 as a standalone Blu-ray/DVD player since I bought it. Only annoyance during this whole process was Netflix as I wasn't using Hulu/Vudu. It just amazes me that a international company could just not see something like this coming. I work for a <100 person company and we seem to have better security policies!
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if one customer was sending/receiving millions of emails all of the sudden my ISP would probably throttle it.

But really, can any network handle that many new account requests? (other than google)

Sony is like the fallen celebrity, people are just looking for an excuse to attack them further.
But it's so much FUN to kick Sony when its down. Sony's like the bully on the playground that finally got whooped by 4 fourth graders. You don't stop pummeling the prick until the teachers pull you off.
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I think Sony should've expected this, lol.
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I still have not got any password reset emails!
I forgot it and so clicked forgot and put in my details and it said I shud get email in 24 hours and its been 48 hours now
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