Todays 2008.08 Bug list [[ sorry -> offtopic now ]]

Yaroslav Halchenko at
Sun Aug 10 21:33:46 CEST 2008

"not sure"

taking as an example 1 message which I got 4 times recently:
wdiff between two headers:

Received: from [-([])-] {+([])+}
        by with esmtp (Exim 4.63)
        (envelope-from <woody at>) id [-1KRbWm-0004m6-S9-] {+1KRbhQ-0000wp-4o+}
        for support at; Sat, 09 Aug 2008 [-01:56:37-] {+01:57:06+} +0200
Received: from hrndva-web12-z02 ([])
        by with ESMTP id
        < at hrndva-web12-z02>
        for <support at>; Fri, 8 Aug 2008 23:35:09 +0000

so -- we see that the guys' provider (rr) got email once! but then had to
deliver it twice (actually 4 times) before it succedded and stopped
resubmitting. so it seems that poor exim somehow is said to 'reject' an email
which it does but somewhere at SMTP connection time message is actually
'delivered'. I wonder if they don't use any spam filtering or gray listing at
SMTP time...

On Sun, 10 Aug 2008, Steven ** wrote:

> You should note that it's not just Openmoko mailing lists.  I'm on a
> few other lists that have the same problem.  I believe it came down to
> Gmail being the culprit.  Something about a message send attempt
> timing out even though the message completed.  So, it tries again
> until it completes without timing out.  Hence the multiple copies.

> -Steven
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