[amsat-bb] Question about AMSAT BB
wb3csy at gmail.com
Tue Aug 25 11:36:02 UTC 2015
Thank you all for your replies to my question. I did not realize I would not see my message appear on the BB if I BCC'd it to myself. I appreciate the information.
Sent from Rick's iPad2
> On Aug 24, 2015, at 10:39 PM, Joe Fitzgerald <jfitzgerald at alum.wpi.edu> wrote:
>> On 8/24/2015 7:52 PM, Rick Walter wrote:
>> What is the average time between someone sending a
>> post and when it actually appears on the BB?
> When a message "appears on the BB" has a couple of different answers.
> Your note "appeared" via the web interface a few seconds before 2:47 PM
> EDT today
> Google's mail server accepted the remailed message from amsat-bb to
> wb3csy at gmail.com at 2:47:12 EDT. Once Gmail accepted the message, that
> is the last I can see of it from the logs on our mail server. I don't
> know when it "appeared" in your in your inbox. Google does strange and
> mysterious things* to protect its users from spam, perhaps they are
> using some new method that results in delivery delays that can't be
> observed from the sending mail server.
> Rick, thanks for this report. I'll see if there is anything I can do
> to improve delivery from our end.
> -Joe KM1P
> AMSAT Electronic Services
> *Sometimes our mail server is "greylisted" by Google. Greylisting is a
> spam control method where mail is temporarily rejected on the theory
> that spammers usually don't attempt periodic retries to a temporary
> delivery failure like legitimate mail senders do. It is not clear why
> we are put on Google's greylist (or how we get off of it), but that does
> not appear to be what happened here since they accepted the remailed
> message right away.
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