Between 2018-11-19 14:44 UTC and 14:52 UTC there was a disruption in message sending and all accounts and users were unable to login and access the management interface. No data was lost during this outage. Messages were not sent during this time window but were sent after 14:52 UTC when the incident was resolved.
We performed a SQL database migration to drop a column that we believed was no longer in use. This column was in fact being referenced by parts of our application code resulting in failed SQL queries after the migration, causing the observed failures.
The migration was reversed to restore the column temporarily. Our application code was corrected to stop referencing the legacy column to allow this migration to proceed as planned. We will conduct an internal investigation of this issue and make appropriate improvements to our systems to help prevent or minimize future recurrence during database migrations.