In a message dated 98-06-16 15:46:35 EDT, [log in to unmask] writes:
<< Mikus Grinbergs wrote:
> The first problem that comes to mind is that there is NO GUARANTEE
> WHATSOEVER of delivery of email. Email messages can be mis-routed,
> accidentally deleted, even destroyed deliberately when a resource
> overload occurs.
There are plenty of protocols for ensuring delivery, but most only
assure delivery to a particular machine, not that the message is
actually read by the intended recipient. >>
My experience has been, and continues to be, that several companies lose their
clients emails more frequently then others AOL is perhaps the worst. I have
received email as late as 28 days after it has been sent, for example, on AOL
(and it was an offer for retention by a client) -- and delays as long as 5-7
days are not rare on that service. I guess what I am trying to say, just
because you click send is no guarantee that it will be received in a timely
matter -- which is why I use AOL only for play now.