[ProgSoc] mail delays

Peter Revelant revelant at progsoc.org
Wed Mar 21 09:54:06 EST 2012

On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 11:15, Belinda Luby <belindal at gradconnection.com> wrote:
> Just as an update to GradConnection working with student societies- I have attached an info pack for you. Here is a competition we are just launching- do you think this is something your society members would be interested in participating?

Competition closed March 20. This email, and several others dated up
to 2 weeks old appeared in my inbox this morning. The excerpt from the
mail headers below suggests that they have been stuck on muspell for
most of that time. This is not the first time it has happened to me.

1. Is this happening to others on the list?
    I suspect it is, but I should first rule out whether it is a
peculiarity of the way I have set up mail forwarding or not.

2. What is the cause?
    Is it policy (e.g. spam filter) or a configuration problem?

3. Can we improve the situation?
    If it is a spam filter that requires human oversight, is there a
way we can decrease turnaround time so that time-sensitive messages
are delivered in a reasonable time frame? If it is a misconfiguration,
can we fix it?

4. Do we need an SPF record for progsoc.org?
    <Irrelevant to this particular problem>

Mail headers (excerpt) follow:

Received: from muspell.progsoc.uts.edu.au (muspell.progsoc.uts.edu.au.
        by mx.google.com with ESMTPS id r7si3338553pbq.338.2012.
        (version=TLSv1/SSLv3 cipher=OTHER);
        Tue, 20 Mar 2012 14:42:14 -0700 (PDT)
Received-SPF: neutral (google.com: is neither permitted
nor denied by best guess record for domain of
progsoc-bounces at progsoc.org) client-ip=;
Authentication-Results: mx.google.com; spf=neutral (google.com: is neither permitted nor denied by best guess record for
domain of progsoc-bounces at progsoc.org)
smtp.mail=progsoc-bounces at progsoc.org
Received: from localhost ([] helo=muspell.progsoc.uts.edu.au)
	by muspell.progsoc.uts.edu.au with esmtp (Exim 4.71)
	(envelope-from <progsoc-bounces at progsoc.org>)
	id 1SA6lW-0007KQ-Jd; Wed, 21 Mar 2012 08:38:53 +1100
Received: from lb1a-ext.us.sys.affinitylive.com ([]
	by muspell.progsoc.uts.edu.au with esmtps
	(TLS1.0:DHE_RSA_AES_256_CBC_SHA1:32) (Exim 4.71)
	(envelope-from <belindal at gradconnection.com>) id 1S54Xx-0001td-1e
	for progsoc at progsoc.org; Wed, 07 Mar 2012 11:16:07 +1100

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