Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Mon Mar 29 08:04:52 PDT 2010

Randy McMurchy wrote:
> Robert Xu wrote these words on 03/28/10 16:38 CST:
>> I'm just having the problem of getting all the emails about 6-10 hours 
>> late. Like now, I just got an email sent at 10:24 AM, and it's 5:38 PM now.
> I also reported the same exact behavior from the mail server on
> quantum to the sysadmin, but I was told all is well and good.
> The behavior is sporadic, like right now mail is being delivered
> timely. But the last few days it has been running 6-20 hours behind
> (on occasion). It is working, you just can't count on reliable
> delivery from the LFS lists (any of them).

That's probably because of the postgrey service that was implemented to 
avoid spam.  I deal with the spam on the lists every day.  It's rare 
that it gets through because of the registration requirement.

Psostgrey tells the sending mail server to try again later.  Sometimes 
there are multiple servers and if the retry is a different server, the 
process  starts over.  If you tell me a specific mail server that your 
ISP is using, I'll see what I can do about adding the appropriate set of 
mail services to the white list.

It would be best to send the message to me privately.

   -- Bruce

P.S.  I didn't implement the postgrey system, but I do think it is 
mostly effective.

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