Rob: On Wed, 02 January 2002, email@example.com wrote: > 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. Okay, but what's to be done when 4 hours happens? Depending on where the e-mail originates, 4 hours might happen at any time even though your servers and network(s) are in perfect order. SMTP allows for delayed retries, e.g., see CHGSMTPA RTYMIN() RTYDAY() RTYHOUR(); perfectly normal. A momentary glitch along the path, quite possibly outside your network, can put any given e-mail into a retry status. In the meantime, all your stuff is running fine. So what'll be triggered for a 'failure', especially since such a delay probably only involves the specific path taken by the specific e-mail? Just trying to cover bases. Tom Liotta -- Tom Liotta The PowerTech Group, Inc. 19426 68th Avenue South Kent, WA 98032 Phone 253-872-7788 Fax 253-872-7904 http://www.400Security.com ___________________________________________________ The ALL NEW CS2000 from CompuServe Better! Faster! More Powerful! 250 FREE hours! Sign-on Now! http://www.compuserve.com/trycsrv/cs2000/webmail/
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