2440Re: email unreliability
- May 3, 2001The Yahoo egroups regularly experience small problems, so this is no
surprise. They are a HUGE system and occasionally they will lag or
lose messages altogether. As for which method you use to post, via
email or through the egroups interface, I am not sure one is better
than the other - as they both have caveats...
With technology (and many other things, like gear for example), you
get what you pay for. If your egroup or email service is free, then
don't expect 100% performance. Free services get the most hits and
the most attempts to exploit their systems. Hotmail is *notorious*
for all kinds of problems - from security breaches to privacy
violations - that cause regular outage or errors (Microsoft is a BIG
Changing providers from Hotmail to any one of the zillions of free
email services out there would probably clean up a large amount of
your email headaches...
Just to name a few...
Hope this helps?
--- In BackpackGearTest@y..., richard.dreher@j... wrote:
> The email problems seem to affect more than Hotmail. I finally
> unsubbed from my Hotmail delivery and now read and post to the list
> directly though my browser.
> I'm a much happier camper now, and recommend the option to any who
> are set up to do so. The list has grown too big for all the email
> traffic anyway.
> Se "My Preferences" for delivery options.
> --- In BackpackGearTest@y..., cstarnes@n... wrote:
> > --- In BackpackGearTest@y..., "GearTester" <geartester@q...>
> > > Mine pretty much stopped when I got away from Hotmail.....I
> > think....
> > > Jerry
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: <cstarnes@n...>
> > > To: <BackpackGearTest@y...>
> > > Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2001 10:09 PM
> > > Subject: [BackpackGearTest] Whats going on
> > >
> > >
> > > > I knew Jerry was having problems with some of his messages
> > > > showing up untill much later (sometimes the next day). I sent
> > > > replies in the past hour and they havent shown up. This is a
> > to
> > > > see if this will go through. Anyone else having this problem.
> > > >
> > > > Coy Boy
> > Jerry
> > I think you got well but passed it on to me. My above test
> > post last nite and a reply I posted this morning hasen't showed
> > yet. Oh well.
> > Coy Boy
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