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Subject: Re: mailing list posts appearing in wrong order

Re: mailing list posts appearing in wrong order

From: <>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2003 13:07:27 +0100 (CET)

On Thu, 18 Dec 2003 at 12:16, Daniel Stenberg wrote:

> Where? On the rockbox site?

To me at home. Don't know about the site.

You see, every mail I get from the rockbox list to my home is delayed -
about 25 minutes on average. Also, probably because the delay varies, if
someone posts an answer really quick and it isn't delayed so much it gets
to me ahead of the question. Öhhh - you get what I mean?

For example the headers from your latest message:

Received: from ( [])
        by (8.9.3/8.9.3/SuSE Linux 8.9.3-0.1) with ESMTP id MAA14891
        for <>; Thu, 18 Dec 2003 12:41:29 +0100
Received: (from majordom_at_localhost)
        by (8.11.6/8.11.6) id hBIBGIV26899
        for rockbox-list; Thu, 18 Dec 2003 12:16:18 +0100
X-Authentication-Warning: majordom set sender to using -f
Received: from ( [])
        by (8.11.6/8.11.6) with ESMTP id hBIBGHk26896
        for <>; Thu, 18 Dec 2003 12:16:17 +0100
Received: from ( [])
        by (8.12.6/8.12.6) with ESMTP id hBIBGDuo014688
        for <>; Thu, 18 Dec 2003 12:16:13 +0100
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2003 12:16:13 +0100 (CET)
From: Daniel Stenberg <>

I would understand a slight delay because it takes some time to blast off
messages to 400 list members, but 25 minutes? (My mail server is always
up and has no problems receiving mail from anywhere else.)

This delay might be the reason why occasionally so many people on this
list reply to the same question - that we don't see that someone else
already has replied - but that is just a guess. Maybe they just do it it
to annoy the crap out of everyone else. :^)
Received on 2003-12-18

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