Sun Apr 27 19:47:20 GMT 2003 Vacation mail
We started summer weekends away this week, and I immediately
noticed something odd once I had my Mac hooked up for dial-up
access ( I have cable at the office): although browsing and ftp
downloads are as painful as I remember, mail actually came in
That didn't make sense.
Back in the office, each piece of mail takes about 30 seconds.
Out in the boonies, with 56K, it's 3 or 4 seconds unless there is
some very large attachment. I had always attributed that 30 second
time to Spamassassin;
I just figured it took a long time to apply all its tests.
Obviously not. I suspect now that there must be some routing
stupidity with my cable access that slows down Spamassassin's black
list lookups. Another possibility might be that because the IP
address I currently use was once used by a spammer, and maybe the
black list lookups are being slowed or even denied because of
I'll look into it when I'm back.
I never did figure that one out. I don't have any modems today and no dialup accounts anywhere. Possibly it had to do with the ISP I was popping mail from - maybe they slowed down non-modem access by doing more spam checking? I do not know..
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