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Subject: Re: mail timing out
From: murr rhame <murr @ vnet . net>
Date: Wed, 7 Aug 1996 17:55:57 -0400 (EDT)
To: list-managers @ greatcircle . com
In-reply-to: <9608070840 . aa19326 @ fsm-1 . pica . army . mil>
Reply-to: murr rhame <murr @ vnet . net>

On Wed, 7 Aug 1996, Info-LabVIEW List Maintainer wrote:

> Nope. There is no "standard" that I'm aware of. We queue mail for 7 days
> here. Some sites send warnings if the message isn't delivered in an hour
> (actually, I think I've gotten warnings for messages that weren't
> delivered in a minute, but that could be what's left of my memory
> playing tricks on me). 

How about a 32 day timeout?  This UUCP example seems a bit extreme:

>After 72 hours, your message has not yet been fully delivered.
>The potential for successful delivery exists for a further 29 days.
>No further action is required by you.
>Delays are usually due to service interruptions at the receiving
>machine; possibly the recipient is on holiday, cancelling the account
>shortly, or simply choosing not to collect their email.
>Please do NOT reply to this automatic message.

I did not realize they were so determined to deliver the mail in the UK. :-)


- murr -



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