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#4448 Missing Daily Newsletter messages

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nobody
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2009-11-21
2009-11-21
Joe Noble
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On one of my Slashdot.net accounts (Flashman) I have had "Daily Newsletter" messages set to E-mail for a couple of years. Every so often the messages would not appear and I would assume it was just the internet. Over the past year the problem has gotten much worse and continued to get worse. Now I receive these less than once a week. As an experiment I set "Daily Headlines" to E-mail and I receive them fine. On my other account (GradeA Flashman) I decided to turn on "Daily Newsletters" and they come to my work email where we have gruesome firewalls and filtering. I have tried toggling the "Daily Newsletter" settings on the Flashman account several times without effect.

Discussion

  • Joe Noble
    Joe Noble
    2009-12-14

    Since I am receiving the Headlines every single day, and occasionally even receive Daily Newsletter, I do not believe the problem is on my end of the path. This is still a problem.

     
  • fallentabris
    fallentabris
    2009-12-27

    I am having the same issue. I changed my default e-mail address in an attempt to receive the newsletter, but no dice. Site contact/support seems to be nil, unfortunately.

     
  • Joe Noble
    Joe Noble
    2009-12-28

    Over the last eight (8) days I have received all Headline (HL) summaries and two (2) Daily Newsletters (ST):

    HL: 20091220 08:05PM
    ST: 20091220 10:07PM
    HL: 20091221 08:05PM
    ST: None
    HL: 20091222 08:05PM
    ST: None
    HL: 20091223 08:05PM
    ST: None
    HL: 20091224 08:07PM
    ST: None
    HL: 20091225 08:05PM
    ST: 20091225 10:12PM
    HL: 20091226 08:05PM
    ST: None
    HL: 20091227 08:05PM
    ST: None

     
  • Joe Noble
    Joe Noble
    2009-12-29

    Can I suggest the hypothesis that there is at least one, and probably more than one email queue (client) starting up at around 10:00PM Mountain time, that due to system loading does not complete. I imagine the scheme is to start multiple email clients which breakup the long list of email addresses into sub-lists. It appears the email client containing my email address frequently fails to complete, which suggests that there should be more sub-lists or a more powerful server devoted to getting the email out.