Translation for non-propellerheads: Someone with a Google Gmail account emailed me on August 22. It took eleven seconds to get from Gmail to Debian (once you consider the different timezones), but Debian's mail system took until today, November 5, to deliver it to Comcast, my ISP.Yikes.
Received: from master.debian.org ([18.104.22.168])
by sccrmxc11.comcast.net (sccrmxc11) with ESMTP
id <20051105044942s1100j9crge>; Sat, 5 Nov 2005 04:49:42 +0000
Received: from wproxy.gmail.com [22.214.171.124]
by master.debian.org with esmtp (Exim 3.35 1 (Debian))
id 1E7EfR-0004zq-00; Mon, 22 Aug 2005 10:56:58 -0500
Received: by wproxy.gmail.com with SMTP id i34so340646wra
for <edd©debian.org>; Mon, 22 Aug 2005 08:56:47 -0700 (PDT)
So if you, anonymous reader, happened to have emailed me lately and are still awaiting a reply ... please consider the possibility that I may not have received your mail yet.
I should add that the underlying problem has been rectified at Debian's end as one of our hard-working admins stated yesterday.