From: Josef 'Jupp' Schugt <jupp / gmx.de>
Subject: Re: OT: Am I readable ?
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 21:15:20 +0200

Hi Jupp,

 it seems all ok.
 Several people have answered, that my mails have reached the mailin
 list.

 My mail-delivery-chain looks as follows:

 Emacs/Mew -> ( spamassin -> exim ) -> gmx
              working together

 and vice versa.

 Thanks for your help! :)

 Meino



> Meino Christian Cramer wrote:
> >  may be I have some problems with my ISP and or my
> >  maildelivery softwar...
> > 
> >  Am I readable ?
> > 
> >  Does my email reaches ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org ?
> 
> Problems may arise form:
> 
>   - your MUA
>   - your MTA
>   - in-between MTA
>   - your POP/IMAP/whatever account
>   - your MDA
>   - your MTA
>   - your MUA
> 
> Two typical problems are:
> 
>   - No relay of messages originating from dial-in IP ranges
>   - No delivery of messages from GMX (which is a big source of SPAM)
> 
> The message I am answering to made it's way to ruby-talk and 
> comp.lang.ruby (I am subscribed to both). From this one can deduce 
> that if there are any problems they occur after the message has been 
> delivered to ruby-talk and comp.lang.ruby.
> 
> I am using GMX as well but with disabled SPAM filter (it has far too 
> many false positives for me) so if you happen not to receive your 
> messages that might be a problem with that filter.
> 
> I am pretty confident that you don't have problems with your MUA 
> because I used to use Mew for quite some time and never did encouter 
> any problem (at least none that one can attribute to the software).
> 
> What remains are your MDA and MTA. Just in case: An MDA is a program 
> that takes an e-mail and delivers it to a mailbox file. Note that a 
> well-modularized MTA has a module that can be called an MDA. IIRC 
> qmail and postfix are built that way.
> 
> Josef 'Jupp' Schugt
>