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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000904.txt from 1997/09

From: Robin Fairbairns <>
Subj: Re: a stupid question
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 1997 11:02:56 -0400 (quoting Mark Charette) wrote:

> << The time difference is due to some sort of vagaries in the
> mail transmission; if you forward to me a couple of the
> out-of-sequence digests I'll be able to tell you what happened.
> (at least forward the mail headers if you know how; those
> tell me everything I need to know).
> I'm on AOL also, and this is the only service I've used for email in which I
> have routinely gotten many individual messages from Klarinet out of order.
> (but I've only had other experience with the VAX system at college) I've
> been thinking its maybe just an AOL problem, but I could be wrong. Does
> anyone else using another service for email ever experience this problem?

But you going to AOL isn't the only change -- remember that the list
went from being run by one of those colossal listserv engines
(primarily over bitnet) to being run by Majordomo (almost exclusively
over the internet).

I've also been experiencing messages out of order (I had a pair
today). Given the nature of internet mailers, this doesn't surprise
me: what does surprise me is how seldom it _used_ to happen in the old
listserv days.


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