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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: Message Timing? (fwd)


Thread: [Acro] Re: Message Timing? (fwd)

Message: [Acro] Re: Message Timing? (fwd)

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From: "Dr. Guenther Eichhorn" <gei at>

Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2002 14:43:32 UTC




This email list has about 1000 subscribers.  Sending out 1000
email messages takes the computer quite a while.  If another 
message is posted while the computer is still sending out an old 
one. these messages are possibly intermixed.  The sending is 
done by separate processes for each message.  The operating 
system of the computer schedules these processes somewhat at 
random. Because of that it can happen that one process that 
sends out a newer message overtakes one that sends out the older 
message.  Another explanation could be that your service 
provider handles incoming messages such that it is possible that 
the order in which they are received is not the order in which 
they are delivered. 

Dr. Guenther Eichhorn        |  gei at
ADS Project Scientist        |  Phone: 617-495-7260       |  Fax:   617-496-7577
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
60 Garden Street, MS-83, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

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In message <000c01c29c0e$13673000$6401a8c0 at>, Frank writ
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>It is not unusual to see the answer posted here before the original question a
>ppears. (Brian Howard's answer to Randy Reed)  Can somebody tell me why that h
>appens?  Cheers,  Frank
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><DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>It is not unusual to see the answer posted here 
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> Can somebody tell me why that happens?  Cheers,  

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