E mail return as 'Taking too long to deliver'

  SparkyJack 08:39 30 May 14

What is that all about?

The familiar 'deamon' undeliveralbe incorrectly addressed mail appears in our in boxes occasionally. But 'too long to deliver?'

Item sent Wednesday' rejection received Friday.

  onthelimit1 08:49 30 May 14

Does it include a large attachment?

  SparkyJack 09:33 30 May 14

No A simple ten word message

  lotvic 10:06 30 May 14

Perhaps it has been routed through PCA's server on one of it's slow days. LOL

  SparkyJack 10:19 30 May 14

No A simple ten word message

  natdoor 11:19 30 May 14

From time to time an ISP will refuse to accept e-mails from a particular source due to excessive numbers arriving from that source, possibly due to spam activity. This happened to me some years ago when I e-mailed my brother-in-law in Germany (he never answers the telephone)! to advise him of the death of his aunt. I got the failed to deliver message five days later and he missed his aunt's funeral. It happened again more recently but over a trivial matter and the failed to deliver message arrived the next day.

  SparkyJack 13:49 30 May 14


I can understand a missive looping around the glove various servers and routes.

The message in question is to a body in my town who is on the same ISP as me.

The only difference is that I am on 'fibre' and he is possibly not.

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