After recent attack on sf.net servers, some services have been unavailable for some time. Now things are returning to "normal" operations, CVS has been made available yesterday.
But this has lead to other (quite unrelated) change, affecting all SCM services:
outbound email is not functional, so any script utilizing this will fail. If you need
to send outbound email, a workaround would be to use curl and and external
site or Project Web to send the email.
I think this is just wrong. If this is as a measure against spam, it will rather open dozens of other places where to send spam, because every project wanting commit notifications (or using CIA.vc), will need to deploy some script on web to send mail. And I guess it simply won't be much protected.
Maybe it's time to consider changing service provider...
PS: The bug I've reported on this topic is here.