We will expect a rather quick turnaround - 4 hours is unacceptable.  We
probably will not check for whether or not we just got the email we sent,
or a different email - although I suppose we could bury a number in the
subject or text.

Rob Berendt
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Benjamin Franklin

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                                              Subject:     Re: Testing email 
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                    12/31/2001 05:30 PM
                    Please respond to


On Mon, 31 December 2001, rob@dekko.com wrote:

> 1)  You're right about the thoroughness of the testing.  Keeping it
> with a sending out of an email and a return is probably the best.

However, if you send a test e-mail, how will you judge 'success' and

A friend sent me an e-mail a couple weeks ago. In transit, it sat on a
mindspring.com server for four hours. This intermediate system was between
him and me, not necessarily directly part of the systems serving his or my
account. Would you call that success or failure? E-mail from other domains
was coming through fine at the same time; and if he'd sent a second e-mail
10 minutes later, there's a reasonable chance it could've beat the first
one to my inbox by 3 hrs 50 mins.

Tom Liotta

Tom Liotta
The PowerTech Group, Inc.
19426 68th Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
Phone  253-872-7788
Fax  253-872-7904

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