Message arrival order?

From: Jules Richardson <>
Date: Tue Feb 15 12:23:07 2005

On Tue, 2005-02-15 at 18:05 +0000, Paul Williams wrote:
> John Foust wrote:
> > I asked about this back in September. I'm still consistently
> > receiving messages very, very out of sequence. I'm using Eudora,
> > so it's not a threaded reader. I'm seeing replies that precede
> > the original message by many emails.

Yep, I get the same thing and it's darn annoying (but I put up with it
because this is such a good list :)

Not sure when it started happening; a short while before Jay made the
first mention of disk problems in the server I think - so I gave up
grumbling about it to people and put it down to being the disk fault.
It's still going on though and far as I know we're back on a 100% happy
drive again these days...

> In theory, you could check all the Received headers on each message to
> see whether there were unusual delays on each part of the journey

Hmm, I should probably try that. By my receiving things out of sequence,
I mean they tend to be delayed by a day or so. I think the first message
in a thread is usually the one that gets 'stuck', but I'll have to look
out and be certain of that. It happens on maybe 5% of the messages on

Argh, that's what I say...
Received on Tue Feb 15 2005 - 12:23:07 GMT

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