Articles tagged in fail

  1. Yahoo Email Delivery Fail

    Just received an email about an upcoming meeting. Then I noticed that date of the meeting is... Monday 22nd of November, which was yesterday. So I thought it must have been a typo. It should have been 29th, which is next Monday! Then I looked at the email more carefully, and noted that it was actually sent on the 18th, i.e. last Thursday -- 5 days ago! How come it only arrived my email inbox, which has been hosted on Google Apps for almost 2 years.

    Using "Show original" on Gmail gives away more clues on why this email is 5 days late. Here's an excerpt of the email header:

    Received: from [] by with NNFMP; 23 Nov 2010 04:50:34 -0000
    Received: from [] by with NNFMP; 23 Nov 2010 04:50:33 -0000
    Received: from [] by with NNFMP; 18 Nov 2010 11:49:46 -0000
    Received: (qmail 8748 invoked from network); 18 Nov 2010 11:49:46 -0000

    So somehow this email was sitting on a Yahoo mail server for bloody 5 days! The hostname also resolves to [] which might be the culprit there. Looks like a major fault to me. I only missed a meeting -- but imagine missing a much more important message!