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2003-Sep-18, 08:21 PM
SUMMARY: I'm trying to understand the performance of my mailing system so I was wondering if a few of you could let me know when your issue of Universe Today arrived in your email system. The newsletter was emailed out on Thursday, September 18 between 1:00pm-3:00pm PDT. In theory, you should have received it during that time frame. But if you're getting it an unusually later amount, could you let me know?

Two additional things you might be interested in.
The Worst Jobs in Science - Popular Science's review of science jobs that are less... glamorous. I wonder where amateur space journalist fits in? ;-)New Resource Guide on Debunking Astronomical Pseudo-Science - A great list of resources put together by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Debunk the wacky theories put forth by your superstitious friends.

Fraser Cain
Universe Today

Comments or questions about this story? Feel free to share your thoughts.

2003-Sep-19, 12:41 AM
I received my issue on September 18th at 8:45 PM.


2003-Sep-19, 12:45 AM
I received my issue on Septembe 18th at 8:40 PM. Sorry for the repeat posting. I forgot to login. :)


2003-Sep-19, 12:58 AM
I received mine about 17:09:23 military time. (central time zone)I think my clock is off though because that would only be about 5:10pm and I was still on my email then, it may only be a few minutes inaccurate.

2003-Sep-19, 02:48 AM
I got mine at 8:27 EDT (5:27 PDT) on the 18th.

2003-Sep-19, 06:50 AM
I got mine 16:11.41 (Greenwich Time. ECT-zone. Or something like that :P)

2003-Sep-19, 04:03 PM
This issue was waiting for me when I arrived to my office at 0830, 19 September 2003. Pacific Standard Time.



2003-Sep-19, 04:12 PM
September 18th around 5pm ET.

2003-Sep-19, 04:33 PM

My copy of yesterday's edition came to my mailbox at 8:42 PM Pacific time.

2003-Sep-19, 04:35 PM
Mine arrived at 4:50PM, and correcting for time zone differences, it arrived at 2:50PM. But here's tthe real scary part, I read my emails before going to work last night. 11PM CDT, 9PM PDT, I should of seen yesterday (last night), not now. By the way, not now, is 10:45AM CDT 09/19/2003.
This is a good question. Who is to blame? I don't think it's fair to blame my provider, if I request a sign-up process, I get them with in minutes. But I don't want to slap your hand either. You should have asked, before hand, about the change over. We're being quizzed, without any real evidence, about past emais preforances. How are we to evaluate something, if we're not asked before hand?

2003-Sep-19, 05:01 PM
Nope, I'm looking to place the blame squarely on my provider. What I think it's doing is timestamping the email when I intended to send it, but then not actually sending it out the door until later.

2003-Sep-19, 05:17 PM
I received mine on 9/19 at 10:25 AM EDT. I posted this in another forum before I noticed this thread. Sorry for the repeated posting.

2003-Sep-19, 09:57 PM
I received mine september 19 on 13:53 GMT. I live in the Netherlands in a small town not far from Amsterdam.

2003-Sep-19, 10:50 PM
I received mine on Sept 19th at 7:39 am PST
Enjoy Universe Today and all of it's links.

Thanks for great online news and updates on space and rocket related items.
Pictures are great as well!

2003-Sep-21, 04:20 AM
I got mine at like an hour and 19 minutes after you sent it. But considering I'm in the Central zone and you are in Pacific, I actually got only 19 minutes faster you sent it.