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[REBOL] Fastest way to see new messages

From: Carl:rebol at: 10-Jul-2003 12:40

Just a reminder: The fastest way to see new messages to this email list is to view them a Messages are posted shortly after arrival at the server, so they don't suffer from the outgoing email delays. With regard to those email delays, it appears that they are the result of getting bottlenecked on slow responses from other servers. For example right now there are six sendmail (mail delivery) subprocesses that are probably going to timeout in a few minutes due to delays: 32663 ? S 0:00 sendmail: MAA21791 user open 2216 ? S 0:00 sendmail: MAA02215 user open 2776 ? S 0:00 sendmail: server [2 2805 ? S 0:00 sendmail: server [2 2890 ? S 0:00 sendmail: server [2 3177 ? S 0:00 sendmail: MAA03175 user ope Those six take half of the current allocation of sendmail delivery daemons. Depending on the state of the connection, some of these may not timeout for up to 10 minutes. In the meantime a few more incoming messages may have been received, queuing another 500-2000 outgoing messages. And that's without even considering the bounce and spam traffic that's also being handled. Over the last few years, the situation has gotten a lot worse due to spam. IMHO, email is dead. Systems like IOS or AltME are the future for private communication. For public communication, maybe we should add a Blog to I investigated it last year, but was too busy to put it into operation. Another method might be to add a Web form interface to this discussion list. -Carl