Mail problems with freebsd.org

Ben Smithurst 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
>> -ports:
> 
> 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 :-(

Indeed.

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. :-)

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