This has nothing to do with the spam filter. This was a combination of
a) your ISP is aggressive in terms of timeouts – if a message
can’t be delivered in one day it gives up. The common
convention is FIVE days.
b) sendmail is flaky, and had wedged itself while I was out
of the country. Because it had wedged itself, your ISP
Had it worked as expected, you would have immediately gotten a bounce
performed one click, and been scott free from then on.
To answer your question, we don’t deal with Amazon because they demand
an outrageous 55% discount, we have to pay shipping via a traceable
courier method, and they are also trying to squeeze additional funds on a yearly
basis out of small publishers.
QSSL carries the book as well if that helps …
John Nagle <email@example.com> wrote:
Robert Krten wrote:
I just implemented a 100% spam free filter on parse.com, but had
one person who shall remain nameless (you know who you are > > )
complain about it.
I’m therefore seeking opinions.
I needed to buy some more copies of your books,
and I couldn’t get through. See below for the message
that came back. This is not helpful.
From - Tue Apr 08 04:52:58 2003
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Subject: Returned mail: see transcript for details
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The original message was received at Sun, 6 Apr 2003 21:59:43 -0500 (CDT)
from adsl-64-166-225-230.dsl.snfc21.pacbell.net [18.104.22.168]
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Date: Sun, 06 Apr 2003 20:09:20 -0700
From: John Nagle <> email@example.com
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To: > firstname.lastname@example.org
CC: John Nagle <> email@example.com
Subject: Need more copies of “Getting Started with QNX Neutrino 2”
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii; format=flowed
I need three more copies. Please quote me a price.
Could you get this onto Amazon? It would simplify
Robert Krten, PARSE Software Devices +1 613 599 8316.
Realtime Systems Architecture, Books, Video-based and Instructor-led
Training, Consulting and Software Products at www.parse.com.