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    Default Re: emails sent 2 mins apart arrive 1 hour apart

    Ive had an email take 2 days , and the similar email sent 5 minutes later arrived almost instantly

    that was to my @xtra.co.nz , a crappy email service .

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    Default Re: emails sent 2 mins apart arrive 1 hour apart

    I understand how internet traffic goes in packets and the pieces may all go via different routes.My question was based on the fact that the same thing had happened on at least two different occasions and all from the same person. My sister is on Gmail.
    We are all but temporary files on the great flash drive of life.

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    Default Re: emails sent 2 mins apart arrive 1 hour apart

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony View Post
    I understand how internet traffic goes in packets and the pieces may all go via different routes.My question was based on the fact that the same thing had happened on at least two different occasions and all from the same person. My sister is on Gmail.
    Theres many reasons why mails go slow. One time they may have gone one route the next a different, and one route may have some sort of Filter or something else thats causing problems.

    Its one of those things you will never really know as filters cause all sorts of weird behaviour.

    Classic example : was in a conversation with the Spark Area manager here once, we had exchanged at least 8 emails over a day, then all of a sudden Sparks filters decided that both our emails contained spam and put them in the junk folders. He looked into it and advised there was nothing in any of our mails that should trigger the spam. ( even his own and he's a Spark manager as I mentioned) - So go figure.

    Then another time gmail went crazy and every mail from various people was marked as spam, a day or so later all came right again.

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    Default Re: emails sent 2 mins apart arrive 1 hour apart

    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    Theres many reasons why mails go slow. One time they may have gone one route the next a different, and one route may have some sort of Filter or something else thats causing problems.
    Looking at the headers with my limited knowledge it did look like the two messages went by different routes.
    None of it is a big deal.
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    Default Re: emails sent 2 mins apart arrive 1 hour apart

    Email received is not an instant service, first one may be considered spam by the Email servers, so late received.

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    Default Re: emails sent 2 mins apart arrive 1 hour apart

    It was probably held for questioning by the NSA

    Remember, standard e-mail is unencrypted and is like sending a postcard in the mail. Anyone in the postal service, or with access to the service, can read it!

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    Default Re: emails sent 2 mins apart arrive 1 hour apart

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_24 View Post
    It was probably held for questioning by the NSA

    Remember, standard e-mail is unencrypted and is like sending a postcard in the mail. Anyone in the postal service, or with access to the service, can read it!
    And NZ based email providers are required by law to keep a copy of all your emails, in case the NZ spys want a look at them.

    Thats OK, as long as they dont hijack my emails from the Nigerian Prince with his scheme to make me an easy $1M .

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    as long as they dont hijack my emails from the Nigerian Prince with his scheme to make me an easy $1M .
    So that's why I haven't been getting any emails from Nigeria!
    Damn GCSB keeping all my lotto winnings and inheritance for themselves!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    And NZ based email providers are required by law to keep a copy of all your emails
    I'm not!
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