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Re: Mail Delays



I just did this myself and from looking at the headers, it was resent 2
seconds after receipt!

What may be happening when there are large delays is that initially the
message cannot be sent to its destination for some reason such as busy
resources or possibly the destination host computer cannot be reached.  In
that case, the message gets put into a queue and delivery is periodically
retried.  The times involved are configurable when the mail transport
agent software (such as sendmail or qmail) is installed.  

In my Linux system (which uses sendmail as the MTA) the default
installation runs the queue every 10 minutes.  I don't know what the
settings are at amsat.org, which IS an actual Unix server tied to the
internet in San Diego, CA. 

73, Bob W6SWE

On Mon, 28 Dec 1998, Jeff Johns wrote:

> I sent a couple of messages to myself today (kf4kgq@amsat.org) and both of
> them took almost two hours to come back to me. Also, it takes almost two
> hours for my posts to appear on the BB list. I wonder if the delay is
> software or hardware related? Is amsat.org hosted on a virtual server or is
> it on an actual server directly tied to the internet?
> 
> 73 Jeff KF4KGQ
> 
>     *=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Jeff Johns KF4KGQ  AMSAT# 32615 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=*
>     |jeffj@scott.net kf4kgq@amsat.org |     Reserve Patrol Captain     |
>     |  Satellite: Mir R0MIR-1, AO-27  | Jefferson County Sheriff's Dept|
>     |200LX+BayPac+FT50=Portable Packet|     QTH Birmingham, AL USA     |
>     *=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-*
> 
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Tucson, AZ                  AMPRnet:  w6swe@w6swe.ampr.org
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