Y'all are a bunch of wankers!

This could explain my email delays


Lately I've noticed, and other friends have mentioned, that sometimes they send an email and it doesn't arrive for an inordinately long amount of time.

Perhaps this "greylisting" is the cause?
Permalink AMerrickanGirl 
April 7th, 2007 9:53am
Interesting, I hadn't heard of this being so wide spread. I am surprised they just don't keep retrying, but the arguments why spam bots won't retry make sense. If they only grey list the first email then you shouldn't be seeing delays all the time?

> email != IM

Disagree with this. With this attitude you virtually force people to communicate with IM rather allow people to intelligently manage their intention with email.
Permalink son of parnas 
April 7th, 2007 11:08am
I would blame it on Homeland Security.

No, I haven't read the article.
April 7th, 2007 12:02pm
> Perhaps this "greylisting" is the cause?


You didn't understand the comments on that page did you.
Greylisting delays only the first sender,recipient,sender-ip triplet. Follow-up messages are not delayed because the triplet will be marked as legitimate.

More likely, either your or your friends, or both have an ISP  with an overloaded mail system.
Permalink greylister 
April 7th, 2007 5:57pm
I did say "perhaps".  And it does often happen the first time someone emails me, and not afterwards.
Permalink AMerrickanGirl 
April 7th, 2007 6:08pm
greylister -

are you always such an enormous douche, or only on certain days?
Permalink Send private email muppet 
April 8th, 2007 1:31am

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