I am not sure if i am having any mail problems but i know sometimes i think when i send out mail to people sometimes they dont recieve it. I am sure Pet is doing everything he can to fix the problem if there is any with the mail.
I've had the same issue of messages not being received but I assumed that the message content was too large assuming there is a size limit as I know the messages were very large while my shorter messages went through.
I'm starting to get a taste of what could be happening to the system as well, Rane.
Earlier, it took me about 5 times clicking [add comments] to post a reply to a thread in my coven. That's just one example, the chat has been particularly hungry lately eating about half of what I post, and for some reason I'm having trouble loading pages throughout the site.
It's extremely frustrating, I've been here for almost 10 years and never had this many problems all at once.
The Updates could be taking a bit to respond, or the site could be trying to sort them out. Slowly, I'm assuming, but sometimes that sort of thing can happen. Technology isn't always perfect. =P I'm sure it'll be sorted out soon.
I know that sometimes when a site owner is updating the site and they do too many updates at once, the server might not be able to handle it. There's also been a lot of new members added which is adding more data to the system. I'm not a computer specialist, but I do know a little bit.