Mail problems with freebsd.org
ben at scientia.demon.co.uk
Sat May 27 16:55:58 BST 2000
Brian Somers wrote:
>> Can anyone shed any light on this for me please. Any posts I send to
>> the FreeBSD mailing lists take over 8 hours to appear in the lists,
>> however, if I Cc: someone then the same mail gets to them immediately.
>> Yet I've just replied to a post here on -users and that appeared on
>> the list within minutes.
>> It seems that my ISP (BTInternet - don't laugh) has rouble sending to
>> freebsd.org. Here's a typical header from one of my posts, taken from
> BT Internet's mail servers are overused (as is their network).
> They're 12 hops away from pavilion and at (frequent) times drop about
> 30% traffic. I often see mail to btinternet queued on
> storm.FreeBSD.org.uk for quite some time (several hours).
> I think you get what you pay for :-(
Mark: move to Demon, then you get your own hostname, static IP, and you
can deliver mail yourself without getting a smarthost involved. You
know it makes sense. :-)
Ben Smithurst / ben at scientia.demon.co.uk / PGP: 0x99392F7D
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