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SubjectRe: Mail admin notice
On Sun, May 20, 2001 at 06:28:24AM -0400, Mike A. Harris wrote:
> On Sun, 20 May 2001, Shawn Starr wrote:
> >My emails may bounce between 3AM -> 8AM Est time, @Home is doing some
> >fiber upgrades and i dont have a second MX server (as I am the
> >domain/dns/mail etc).

There is 3d+ some hours grace period during which vger
doesn't need to be able to feed email to destination
system, BUT AFTER THAT STARTS BOUNCING.
(To linux-kernel-owner, NOT to the list itself!)

Alan Cox was awhile back offline for 2-3 days, and was
amazed that trans-atlantic connection can feed email
at full bandwidth of his network connection (512k, or
whatever that was..)

> >Please bear with bounces until then.

If you are unconnected for more than that 3d+, THEN
you will be removed. For few hours that is no problem.

Begin connected to the network for few hours every day
is no problem either, but then you would most likely
have backup MX server, and issue an ETRN request for
your domain there when you reconnect.

> You're saying that you consider it acceptable to bounce email to
> 5000 to 10000 people, possibly thousands of messages? And that
> you knew it may occur in advance? I would think the responsible
> thing to do would be to unsubscribe from the mailing list
> temporarily until your problem is solved. Anything less is
> purely apathetic on your part.

Mike. Don't suggest something of which you apparently
know nothing about.


/Matti Aarnio -- co-postmaster of vger.kernel.org.
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