[amsat-bb] Question about AMSAT BB

Rick Walter 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
> http://amsat.org/pipermail/amsat-bb/2015-August/054624.html
> 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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