Mail problems with freebsd.org

Mark Ovens mark at freebsd-uk.eu.org
Sat May 27 17:43:46 BST 2000


On Sat, May 27, 2000 at 04:55:58PM +0100, Ben Smithurst wrote:
> 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. :-)
> 

Ah, but how much does it cost?

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