Eric Christopherson echristopherson at
Wed May 29 14:45:49 CDT 2019

On Wed, May 29, 2019 at 1:20 PM Lawrence Wilkinson via cctalk <
cctalk at> wrote:

> On 29/05/19 7:07 PM, MEBA via cctalk wrote:
> > Did my post for the HP printer get posted? I haven't seen it.
> >
> >
> >
> > Mark
> Some mail systems will not send you an email that appears to be from
> yourself (I think gmail is one of these) so it can appear that your post
> has not appeared.
> You can also check the archive (e.g.
> ) to find
> an email - if it's in there then it was posted.

My Gmail account seems to like to silently delete/not deliver mails from
this list and others I'm subscribed to. They don't end up in the spam
folder, either. Over the past few months there have been several times I've
noticed replies on this list that quoted messages that I never received the
originals of; and likewise messages that show up on the archive that don't
show up in email.

As someone on another mailing list recently responded when I brought this
up there said:

"It's a habit of gmail to hold back mail it thinks might be suspect, and
deliver it to a small number of recipients, then wait to see if they
mark it spam, before delivering to more and more recipients. This can
delay messages for several days."

^ I'm not sure if the above is what happens to me; I do sometimes see
things arriving out of order, but I'm pretty confident there are certain
messages that just never show up. But then again my folders are so full of
unread (or partially unread) threads that I could just miss it once I
forget about the topic and new replies aren't being posted to it anymore to
bump it to the top.

        Eric Christopherson

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