ADMIN: Filtering, does it work, etc.

Subject: ADMIN: Filtering, does it work, etc.
From: "Eric J. Ray" <ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Thu, 02 Sep 1999 14:09:28 -0600


For those of you using Outlook, I changed the TECHWR-L TO:
line so Outlook (brain-dead as it may be) can filter the
messages to a folder. For anyone who wants to filter
TECHWR-L mail to a folder (in any mail program), you can
filter on the TO: line, which contains:
TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>

As an attempt to curtail the flow of "is the list
working" messages, I've set up a new test address.
If you want to know if you can get mail to the
server AND if mail from the server gets to you,
just send a message to
techwr-l-test -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
You'll get an auto-response quickly, which will let
you know both that your mail leaves your system and
that you get stuff back from the server.
It also contains a trouble-shooting process to figure
out what's wrong, if something isn't going as it
should. (Yes, that means to try it, then file the
message somewhere safe.)
With that, _DO NOT_ post admin or "is the list
working" messages to the list. You have a tool to check
your mail connections and reception, and you have
my address. That should cover it.

Finally, we're still working on mail delivery speed. It's
a delicate balancing act to get maximum performance out
of the server, without overloading or underloading it.
FYI, in the last 24 hours, sent
approximately 380 megabytes of mail messages (99% of
which were associated with this list), and is currently
sending about 6500 messages each hour.

ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com
TEHCWR-L Listowner

Eric J. Ray ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com
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