Thanks for the update. I was wondering if the queue was majorly backed
up from all that down time. The message I got from gmail last time I
tried to send something seamed to indicate that the message queue was
full of undelivered messages.
On 4/30/10, Raul A. Gallegos <r...@asmodean.net> wrote:
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> Hello all. The short of it is that email on the gamers list should be
> trickling back through. This means that you should see messages even
> from a few days ago start coming through. Now if you want more technical
> details on why and how, read on. Otherwise, keep listing on game related
> topics. If you have questions about this, please email
> gamers-ow...@audyssey.org, not the list.
> What happened is that because we have over 300 members on the list, many
> email messages were getting delayed by various email service providers
> such as Comcast, Gmail, and Yahoo to name a few. The way Mailman was
> configured for this list was so that this would not happen. However due
> to the problems over the weekend with the server needing to be rebuilt,
> things got set back to defaults. This of course meant that Mailman would
> sometimes try to send 100 messages at a time. Breaking it down. If there
> are 300 members on a list and 5 people email in 5 minutes, that's a
> total of 1500 messages which get sent out. 300 times 5 equals 1500. Now
> let's say that there are several Yahoo subscribers. Mailman would bundle
> messages to quickly get them there, but Yahoo says, hey now! Don't spam
> me with so many messages. So to protect itself, it causes the messages
> to either bounce away or to delay for a time. The fix is to make Mailman
> not send so many at once, thus insuring a smooth list flow like we are
> used to. So now that those things have been configured, mail from now on
> should be delivered like what we are used to. However this also means
> that some of you may either not get prior messages, or if you do get
> them, they will be delayed as the queue clears out by your isp.
> Hopefully things will resume like normal, but if you have any concerns,
> definitely let me know. My email address is in this message, or you can
> always email gamers-ow...@audyssey.org.
> Many thanks.
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> Raul A. Gallegos
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