On Wed, Jan 05, 2000 at 12:06:13AM +0000, Peter Flynn wrote:
> On Tue, 04 Jan 2000, you wrote:
> > At 07:30, what could make an email take several minutes to arrive?
>> Good grief, you're being optimistic. A response of seconds is very nice
> but very unusual, especially to a mail server. I expect my mails to
> lists to be distributed to the recipients usually the same day I send
> them, perhaps the next day. I can't imagine what would lead anyone
> to expect a delivery time in seconds, it simply doesn't accord with
> my experience. The queues into and out of mailing list servers,
> eventhe big ones like LISTSERV can be humungous. I regard
> it as a miracle if I get a message distributed within the hour,
> especially from majordomo or listserver.
Well, I've found that the ILUG server can be quite fast. Unfortunately,
it seems to be dependent on your position in the list. Data point:
I signed up at @iol.ie long before @bluetree.ie and IOL usually
gets messages a minute or two before bluetree.ie.
Now the questions is: will Colm start taking bribes to move people
up the list? :-)
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