Post Office System Failure Heaps on the Festive Misery

By Gary Cutlack on at

The Post Office's national IT network suffered a couple of outages yesterday, making the simple act of JUST TRYING TO POST SOMETHING even more depressing and long-winded than usual.

A problem with the Post Office's Horizon IT system was to blame. The automation system crashed for two 30 minute periods yesterday afternoon, one of the busiest present-sending days of the year, leading to longer and angrier queues that you'd usually find in mid-December.

The Royal Mail's web site is currently down right now as well, so there may well be another day of misery ahead if you're planning on doing any postal business. [BBC]

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