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 [1/5] from: fergus4::bellatlantic::net at: 26-Oct-2007 2:41


Good to see rebol back up..However, It is sad to see a simple email based network down so often. Alan Macleod Cell# 347--886-7055 Xpeditus inc. 26 Railroad Avenue, #330 Babylon, NY 11702 631-649-4200

 [2/5] from: tim-johnsons:web at: 26-Oct-2007 10:30


On Thursday 25 October 2007, Alan wrote:
> Good to see rebol back up..However, It is sad to see a simple email based > network down so often. >
I did some serious whining about that on the reboltalk forum last week and Gabriele noticed my distress :-). Maybe that had something to do with the restoration. Seriously, the ML is my favorite medium for something that I want to monitor on a ongoing basis. Examples: 1)I code in rebol daily so an ML is preferable. And I really miss it when it is down. 2)I've been brewing my own wine and beer for 30 years, but I'm not involved with that daily - thus a forum is fine for brewing questions. I don't want to commit myself at this time, but I think I could find another hoster for the ML so that RT can concentrate on R3BOL. mtcw Tim

 [3/5] from: Tom:Conlin:g:mail at: 26-Oct-2007 18:40


Hi Tim, Hopefully without beleaguering the point the hoster of the mail list (for free) and the volunteers that keep it running (for free) were not the problem. The paid ISP RT uses, that stopped forwarding list mail to said hoster was the problem. Why the mail even need to go through RT is a mystery to me ... I am guessing RT wants the mail channeled through their commercial server so they retain some control if something goes wrong but they don't seem to really care when it does, and that extra step is just another thing that can and does go wrong. respectfully Tom Tim Johnson wrote:

 [4/5] from: tim-johnsons::web::com at: 26-Oct-2007 18:08


On Friday 26 October 2007, Tom wrote:
> Hi Tim, > Hopefully without beleaguering the point
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> and that extra step is just another thing that can and does > go wrong.
Jeez, what a can of worms! But I appreciate your input. It's great to know what is going on, even if it is not the best of news. That ISP sounds that what my ISP use to be like. Until a bunch of us locals went to the parent company and the CEO signed up for DSL as a "secret shopper". After a week of not getting connected, the CEO cleaned house and service has been wonderful (mostly) since then. In many parts of the country, ISP choices for broadband are limited. My parents in rural North Dakota have only one choice. Their local Phone Utility. In suburban Alaska, I have two choices. My phone utility and the local cable company. Fortunately both are pretty reliable. thanks Tim

 [5/5] from: santilli::gabriele::gmail::com at: 27-Oct-2007 11:23


2007/10/26, Tim Johnson <tim-johnsons-web.com>:
> I did some serious whining about that on the reboltalk forum last week and > Gabriele noticed my distress :-). Maybe that had something to do with the > restoration.
Actually, I don't think so, probably they (rebol.com hosters) just fixed it "by chance". ;) Carl had been looking into the problem but didn't see anything wrong from the admin panel he has access too. Like Tom, I guess it would be better to just have mail going directly to rebol.net. Or - although that looks unprofessional - it may be even better to just use some mailing list service out there like freelists and so on, so we don't have to worry about it at all. Regards, Gabriele.

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