Instant?

#1
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
On Thu, 12 Jun 2008 21:22:54 -0500, you wrote:


>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?
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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- Vince
 
#5

rconn

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#6
vefatica wrote:

> 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?
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.


> 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?

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
On Fri, 13 Jun 2008 11:45:10 -0500, you 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.
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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- Vince
 
#8
On Fri, 13 Jun 2008 12:06:48 -0500, you wrote:


>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.
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:<[email protected]********.***>
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:<[email protected]> SIZE=1694
RCPT To:<[email protected]********.***>
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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- Vince
 

rconn

Administrator
Staff member
May 14, 2008
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#9
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.
>
> Didn't you write elsewhere that it was 10 minutes?
Previously, it was. I edited the PHP script to change the CRON calls to
once per minute.

Rex Conn
JP Software
 

rconn

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May 14, 2008
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#10
rconn wrote:

> vefatica wrote:
>
>
> Quote:
> > >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.
> >
> > Didn't you write elsewhere that it was 10 minutes?
>
> Previously, it was. I edited the PHP script to change the CRON calls to
> once per minute.
And this message was posted & emailed back to me in less than 2 minutes.

Rex Conn
JP Software
 
#11
On Fri, 13 Jun 2008 12:18:30 -0500, you wrote:


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