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Denise ([staff profile] denise) wrote in [site community profile] dw_maintenance2016-04-15 07:11 pm

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People getting mail at Gmail are reporting email delays of about an hour. As far as I can figure out, it's because some of our recent changes to our network have wiped out our existing sending reputation with them and made us start building reputation again, and they're refusing all mail on first delivery and making us re-send it. (It's a common spam reduction technique, because spammers don't bother retrying if the first attempt fails.)

There isn't much we can do about it but wait it out until Gmail decides that we're legit senders again, but we'll poke at it and see if there's anything we can do to make the process go faster. (I doubt there will be, though; Gmail is persnickety.) In the meantime, to get comment notification email faster, you can switch your confirmed email to a different provider, or just refresh your on-DW inbox.

EDIT: And people are now letting me know that mail's delayed to other providers, too, which is probably follow-on effects from having to send everything to Gmail at least twice. There isn't a lot we can do about it; I'm sorry about the hassle, folks.

[personal profile] jazzyjj 2016-04-16 03:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks for your excellent work as always. I've actually been wondering something for some time now. What exactly is a "subdomain" of gmail? Not to stray too off topic here, but that is the address with which I signed up on Dw in the end, and it also happens to be my work account. Lol don't tell them I said that. Actually they've been pretty cool with me working from home, at least ever since I started doing so. I'm using a web interface, but it's not at all cluttered like some of them are. At least not in the HTML view. I'm pretty sure that's how I'm accessing it. But back to Dw. I've not experienced this yet but if and when I do I'll report back. Btw, not a big deal about the subdomain question, but if one of you kind souls can offer up an explanation of this that would be cool.
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[personal profile] azurelunatic 2016-04-16 06:48 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm not sure exactly what it means in context of gmail, but in the broader sense of domains, it's something like:

Say you own example.com. You want to have a main website, and you decide to put it at www.example.com. www is the subdomain that's set up for the website.

Say you want to have a different website on a completely different server. The easiest way is to set up a separate subdomain, something like website2.example.com. website2 would be the subdomain.