While articles posted via the web interface appear and are emailed nearly instantly, it seems that articles posted by email are subject to some variable delay after which they appear on the web and are emailed immediately thereafter. Is it that incoming email is serviced every 10 minutes (my guess based on experience)? Can it be made (much) more often? Out of curiosity, is the mail server integrated with the BBS? I doubt it, so if not, is the mail placed in a directory scanned by the BBS at regular intervals or is the mail stored in a customary mail drop and POP'd by the BBS at regular intervals? Or is there some other mechanism?