Php mail() slow crawl

software development

#1

does anyone know why does it take forever for the emails i get on my webpage to get to the inbox of my email i use php mail() and it takes around 4 hours for the emails to reach is there anyway to make this faster i realize that the website and mailbox are both in different servers but 4 hours how can you debug with that time


#2

I just noticed this problem yesterday. Someone commented on my blog at 2 pm Pacific yesterday. I have MovableType set up to email me when a comment is added. I was online until just after midnight last night and had still not received the email. From the email headers below, it looks like it took nearly 11 hours for the email to move from smarty.dreamhost.com to willum.dreamhost.com.

Received: from smarty.dreamhost.com (smarty.dreamhost.com [66.33.216.24])
by willum.dreamhost.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 863362C6AE
for robert@wombatnation.com; Wed, 23 Jul 2003 00:53:02 -0700 (PDT)
Received: from dali.dreamhost.com (dali.dreamhost.com [66.33.195.192])
by smarty.dreamhost.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 58F4A1423E9
for robert@wombatnation.com; Tue, 22 Jul 2003 14:03:06 -0700 (PDT)
Received: by dali.dreamhost.com (Postfix, from userid 48798)
id 7AB4F9DD9A; Tue, 22 Jul 2003 14:03:02 -0700 (PDT)


#3

Should be fixed now.