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Old 09-28-2003, 09:58 PM   #1
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How do you get a response?

I posted a thread 5 days ago about my problems with postfix. Search for: Postfix will only receive internal mail (I can't post a hyperlink yet).

Maybe I didn't specify something, but it would be nice to at least get a response about what I need to do to get a response. There aren't a lot of posts with 0 replies, so I was just curious as to how to get some. Thanks a lot.
Old 09-28-2003, 10:02 PM   #2
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Not really sure about your last post but here are some guidelines that I found helpful when posting questions for help:

Old 09-28-2003, 10:03 PM   #3
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If you aren't getting any response to a post, then try 'bumping' it... that is, post a reply to your own thread with something like "bump" or "I still haven't figured this out... any ideas yet?" as the only text... or add anything that you have tried since you originally posted. You shouldn't start another post of exactly the same topic and you shouldn't really do something like this either.
Old 09-28-2003, 10:04 PM   #4
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Patience. After some time with no response, bump your thread up again. Threads can get lost rather quickly with the amount of traffic on a site/forum like this.

But you have to remember, this is a free site where others answer your questions in their spare time, for free. Some might know your answer, some might not. Your question might get answered within a minute, it might take a week or so. But there is no gaurantee you might get a response.

Good luck.. if I knew something about Postfix, well, I might be of help but since I've never used it, well, I'm worthless on that one.
Old 09-28-2003, 10:07 PM   #5
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Thanks a lot.. Yeah, I realize that it is free, and it does take time, but I guess I figured that a lot of people would have something to say about my quesiton. And, I guess I shouldn't have posted this, but I couldn't figure out if it was something wrong with my post or what.
Old 09-28-2003, 10:36 PM   #6
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yeah bump it back up to the top is really all you have to do - I post all sorts of help and it gets lost - newbies dont even run searches alot of the time and just start new threads - alot of the answers are already in here somewhere.


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