[SpamCop-List] Re: SPAMCOP Bug???
MikeE at ster.invalid
Sat Nov 20 17:22:32 EST 2004
> It is in MSN Messgenger/Tools/Options/General/ Check box - "Display
> Alerts when e-mail is received"
> However I received the email at 15:57 PST on November 19, 2004
Where the operative 'I' means you personally. Your hotmailbox got it a
very long time, almost 48 hours, before that.
>From my limited viewpoint, since I've never used either hotmail or msn
messenger, I would say that the 'failure to communicate' occurred
somewhere in the process by which your hotmailbox 'becomes aware' that
it has a new item, and that information is 'translated' into a msn
messenger message that 'you've got mail'.
The actual fact is, that the hotmailbox got a mail and then 'your
perception' that the hotmailbox got a mail by way of how the mailbox
works, how msn messenger works, and how your awake or 'sentient' brain
and computer are able to perceive what they 'know' and are able to say
in a timely fashion failed to 'connect'. You didn't find out what was
'really' in the hotmailbox timely.
So, if the hotmailbox didn't tell msn messenger, or if the msn messenger
processes were 'asleep', or if you or your computer were asleep, the
information to your 'awareness' that the hotmailbox had the item didn't
make 'the connection'.
Now that you have the 'range' of the defect identified, you can continue
to observe for future similar occurrences and see if any new revelations
One strategy would be to periodically check your hotmailbox by clicking
your 'send/receive' button and see if you might experience another
revelation that your hotmailbox has an item of which you haven't been
notified by msn messenger.
A further enhancement of that strategy would be to supplement that move
by 'looking' at the hotmail /webmail/ condition even if the OE
sendreceive produced nothing to assure that that process performed
according to snuff, and in fact the hotmailbox was empty when it
appeared to be so by send/receive.
kibitzer, not SC admin
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