repeat message

Jim Hendee Jim.Hendee at
Tue Mar 19 13:44:56 EST 2002

Sorry, I didn't mean to intimate the whole problem lies with the senders.  I
think it is also a problem with the mail queue, the priority of the messages
by majordomo), and probably the nature of the actual server being so old.  I
sometimes look in the queue and see that some messages are a week old--for
reason they weren't able to make it out.  We are transitioning to a new
so hopefully the problem will go away soon.

Thanks for your patience.


David Tapley wrote:

> I'm not sure if you are aware of this, but I too receive late
> messages from time to time, and I assume several others do as well.
> It has happened maybe three times since I subscribed a few months ago.
> Here is what happens: I start receiving messages from anywhere to a
> few hours to several weeks old, one every few minutes. I have a
> cluttered inbox, so I usually don't know it's happening until I see a
> message arrive, but it's nowhere to be seen until I scroll up a
> hundred messages or so and lo and behold, there it is, and there are
> some other messages I didn't know where there. I then keep wathcing
> as I check mail, and the derlayed messages trickle in for a day or
> two.
> So I don't think the problem is with an individual sender or
> recipient, it seems to be with the listserver. In this last bout I'd
> estimate I received about thirty very delayed messages within a day
> or two.
> Coral-list is the only list among the several to which I belong that
> exhibits this phenomenon.
> Hope this helps.
> David
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