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Re: out of order messages from

 Both John and I have full time jobs. We don't have a 24X7 TOC. 
We generally, don't do that many detailed checks.  John has just 
installed a new server he is testing, and we should be cutting over to 
that in a while. But, this server is both our mail server as well as 
the DNS server. I am expecting a new server to be donated to us by my 
company when they arrive. But, there is really no mechanism in any MTA 
that I know of that tries to maintain some ordering of the mail queue. 

On Thu, 6 Mar 2008 15:30:31 -0500 
Ben Eisenbraun <[hidden email]> wrote: 

> On Thu, Mar 06, 2008 at 01:57:49PM -0500, Jerry Feldman wrote: 
> > As Seth mentions "This may be one of those "broken as designed" 
> > things--there's no guarantee that you'll receive email in the order 
> > that it's sent". 
> Fair enough, but is pretty irritating.  :P 
> For instance, I have both of Kristian's replies to your message about 
> Samba and webpages, but I still don't have your initial message. 
> Kristian's second reply came in at 11:59 EST.  His first reply arrived 
> at 13:31 EST.  From the headers, it looks like he mailed these about 90 
> seconds apart. 
> > This is a function of the traffic as we have about 30 listservs, and some 
> > are very verbose. 
> Do you have Mailgraph running?  It prints out pretty graphs from the 
> Postfix mail log. 
> -b 
> -- 
> fortuna favet fortibus 
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