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Re: Greylisting for @debian.org email, please



On Sat, Jun 18, 2005 at 05:39:10PM -0400, Glenn Maynard wrote:

> Email is realtime.  I receive mails much more quickly than five minutes
> on average; within seconds, typically, even for round-trips to many
> mailing lists.

  Email may appear to be realtime, and you may even expect it to
 be because this is frequently how it works.  But this is not guaranteed.

  Either way people's, misguided, beliefs on the realtimeness of
 email delivery is not a valid reason to choose against greylisting.

>  Reducing that to minutes on average is beyond unacceptable.

  I'm amazed that this can even be suggested.  @debian.org mail
 is what?  Bug reports, mailing lists (possibly), and random
 other mails?  

  Which of those, specifically, would suffer from delays?  Bearing
 in mind I'm assuming that due to the distributed geographical
 and timezone nature of the Debian mailing lists delays are more
 common than in other settings.

  99% of the time when I wake up I get more mails delivered 
 overnight when I'm not around to deal with them in a realtime
 fashion than during the day.

  Presumably the realtime nature of debian mail becomes more important
 in on-going dicussions?  That suggests that prior communication
 has already occurred - so greylisting wouldn't delay things
 further anyway..

 
Steve
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