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Discussion in 'Support' started by vefatica, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. vefatica

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    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?
     
  2. vefatica

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    On Thu, 12 Jun 2008 21:22:54 -0500, you wrote:


    I guess my 10 minute estimate was wrong. The article to which I'm replying
    appeared on the BBS and was delivered to my mail server 13 minutes after
    jpsoft.com accepted it. Can you get it down to, say, 1 minute?
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  4. vefatica

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    And the article to which I'm replying, was accepted at 22:56. It did not show up on the BBS or at my mail server until 23:40.
     
  6. rconn

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    vefatica wrote:

    The email updates (incoming & outgoing) occur every minute. They cannot
    be made more often than that.

    I've never had to wait more than a minute or two to get an email
    notification of something I've send via web or email.


    > 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?

    The mail server is not integrated with the forum. The forum software
    queries its mailbox once a minute to retrieve or send mail.

    Rex Conn
    JP Software
     
  7. vefatica

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    On Fri, 13 Jun 2008 11:45:10 -0500, you wrote:


    Didn't you write elsewhere that it was 10 minutes? When I post by email, the
    delay before I receive my post by email is **routinely** some arbitrary time
    between 0 and 10 minutes. Last night I posted a message that appeared on the
    web and at my mail server 44 minutes after it was accepted via SMTP.

    For this message I'll press "Send" at 12:56:00.

    It'll be accepted by mx.mailboxcop.com (spam.apollohosting.com) within 30
    seconds. We'll see when it reaches the BBS.
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  8. vefatica

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    On Fri, 13 Jun 2008 12:06:48 -0500, you wrote:


    Indeed, it was delivered promptly at 12:56:

    12:56:07: processing job MO000B06
    Resolved MX for 'jpsoft.com' to 206.125.223.70
    Connecting to 206.125.223.70
    MAIL FROM:<jpuser@********.***>
    RCPT TO:<>
    DATA
    [1531 bytes] Message accepted for delivery by 206.125.223.70.
    12:56:10: 3 seconds elapsed, closing connection.

    I received the "instant" notification 10+ minutes later, and the web interface
    says it was posted at 13:06:

    Connection from 66.242.19.217, Fri Jun 13 13:06:44 2008
    EHLO jpsoft.com
    MAIL From:<apache@jpsoft.com> SIZE=1694
    RCPT To:<jpuser@********.***>
    DATA - 56 lines, 1923 bytes.
    QUIT
    1 sec. elapsed, connection closed Fri Jun 13 13:06:45 2008

    This email sent at 13:14:00.
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  9. rconn

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    vefatica wrote:


    Previously, it was. I edited the PHP script to change the CRON calls to
    once per minute.

    Rex Conn
    JP Software
     
  10. rconn

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    rconn wrote:

    And this message was posted & emailed back to me in less than 2 minutes.

    Rex Conn
    JP Software
     
  11. vefatica

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    On Fri, 13 Jun 2008 12:18:30 -0500, you wrote:


    Are you using vBulletin's "Scheduled Tasks"? If so, did you know ...

    Warning:
    vBulletin’s scheduled tasks system does not constantly run on the server like
    cron and scheduled tasks in Windows®. Tasks are automatically run when a user
    browses your board, so if your board does not have any traffic at a given time,
    tasks scheduled to run then will not run until later.

    Indeed, it seems I can expedite mail processing by visiting the BBS.

    And the BBS gets a little confused. When I just visited, my CP page said the
    last post in "Support" (subscribed) was by me an 13:06. But when I went to the
    "Support" page it said the last post was by me at 13:18. I have seen that many
    times.

    This email sent at 13:30:00.
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  12. vefatica

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    On Fri, 13 Jun 2008 12:28:57 -0500, you wrote:


    Sent email to "@WINAPI" thread at 14:12, received it at 14:21.
     

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