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Email Delays

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is there such thing as "Delays in outgoing/incoming emails"? when does it happen? why?

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The default settings for internet mail used to be:
Notify the sender if is hasn't been delivered in four hours.
Try to deliver the mail for five days.
Mail is a store and forward operation.
You local mail relay tries to send the mail, and if the receiver can't be reached for some reason, it queues it up and tries again periodically. The local administrator can set the warning and return values, but often you find the defaults.
Leased lines go down, mailservers crash or fill up, a new virus comes out and some servers go nuts while others are shut down until they're patched, etc,etc

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Or, if you're talking MS Outlook...
Click Options from your email note and click "Do not deliver before..." to defer your delivery...

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the problem, i received the email this morning but the email was sent yesterday morning. whats seems to be the problem...

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