OVH

OVH has a mail redirection service that fails quite badly. It’s a little bit slower, or at least it’s always the slowest point of the mail transmission chain. But sometimes it’s REALLY slow. Like 10 hours slow. An other interesting point is that their redirection server time is totally out of sync.

This is a little problem for me as I use mails intensively. I had setup some postfix/mysql redirection before and I think I will have to come back to that.

I contacted OVH to tell them this and they basically explained me that I’m quite likely to be the one that didn’t setup my server properly.

Here are the details :

Good mail

Delivered-To: ***@gmail.com
Received: by 10.231.183.19 with SMTP id ce19cs102765ibb;
        <strong>Wed, 20 Oct 2010 05:58:52 -0700 (PDT)</strong>
Received: by 10.216.13.17 with SMTP id a17mr8135853wea.46.1287579531550;
       <strong>Wed, 20 Oct 2010 05:58:51 -0700 (PDT)</strong>
Return-Path: &lt;***@aol.com>
Received: from 12.mail-out.ovh.net (12.mail-out.ovh.net [91.121.28.205])
        by mx.google.com with SMTP id t36si315163weq.130.2010.10.20.05.58.51;
        <strong>Wed, 20 Oct 2010 05:58:51 -0700 (PDT)</strong>
Received-SPF: neutral (google.com: 91.121.28.205 is neither permitted nor denied by domain of ***@aol.com) client-ip=91.121.28.205;
Authentication-Results: mx.google.com; spf=neutral (google.com: 91.121.28.205 is neither permitted nor denied by domain of ***@aol.com) smtp.mail=***@aol.com
Received: (qmail 22703 invoked by uid 503); <strong>20 Oct 2010 12:58:50 -0000</strong>
Received: from b3.ovh.net (HELO redirect.ovh.net) (213.186.33.53)
  by 12.mail-out.ovh.net with SMTP; <strong>20 Oct 2010 12:58:50 -0000</strong>
Received: from redirect.ovh.net (HELO queue) ()
	by redirect.ovh.net with SMTP; <strong>20 Oct 2010 13:49:57 -0000</strong>
Received: from imr-ma06.mx.aol.com (64.12.78.142)
  by redirect.ovh.net with SMTP; <strong>20 Oct 2010 13:49:57 -0000</strong>
Received: by ORT (Ovh Redirect Technology) ver:1.0
		&lt; ***@aol.com
		> ***@webingenia.com >> ***@gmail.com (found)
Received: from imo-da02.mx.aol.com (imo-da02.mx.aol.com [205.188.169.200])
	by imr-ma06.mx.aol.com (8.14.1/8.14.1) with ESMTP id o9KCwZki004337
	for &lt;florent.clairambault@webingenia.com>; <strong>Wed, 20 Oct 2010 08:58:35 -0400</strong>
Received: from ***@aol.com
	by imo-da02.mx.aol.com  (mail_out_v42.9.) id f.f74.5c8f54c (37518)
	 for &lt;florent.clairambault@webingenia.com>; <strong>Wed, 20 Oct 2010 08:58:31 -0400 (EDT)</strong>
Received: from magic-d27.mail.aol.com (magic-d27.mail.aol.com [172.19.146.161]) by cia-ma08.mx.aol.com (v129.5) with ESMTP id MAILCIAMA083-928e4cbee777113; <strong>Wed, 20 Oct 2010 08:58:31 -0400</strong>

So here is what it means :

StepDate in mail headerUTC DateTime elapsed since first date
From my senderWed, 20 Oct 2010 08:58:31 -040020/10/2010 12:58:310s
Before OVH redirect serviceWed, 20 Oct 2010 08:58:35 -040020/10/2010 15:58:354s
OVH redirect service20 Oct 2010 13:49:57 -000020/10/2010 13:49:57nonsense
After OVH redirect service (on OVH network)20 Oct 2010 12:58:50 -000020/10/2010 12:58:5019s
To gmailWed, 20 Oct 2010 05:58:52 -0700 (PDT)20/10/2010 12:58:5221s

Bad mail

Delivered-To: ***@gmail.com
Received: by 10.231.183.19 with SMTP id ce19cs10141ibb;
        <strong>Mon, 18 Oct 2010 22:56:19 -0700 (PDT)</strong>
Received: by 10.216.188.211 with SMTP id a61mr6239173wen.15.1287467777688;
        <strong>Mon, 18 Oct 2010 22:56:17 -0700 (PDT)</strong>
Return-Path: &lt;***@aol.com>
Received: from 12.mail-out.ovh.net (12.mail-out.ovh.net [91.121.28.205])
        by mx.google.com with SMTP id w64si17380878weq.71.2010.10.18.22.56.17;
        <strong>Mon, 18 Oct 2010 22:56:17 -0700 (PDT)</strong>
Received-SPF: neutral (google.com: 91.121.28.205 is neither permitted nor denied by domain of ***@aol.com) client-ip=91.121.28.205;
Authentication-Results: mx.google.com; spf=neutral (google.com: 91.121.28.205 is neither permitted nor denied by domain of ***@aol.com) smtp.mail=***@aol.com
Received: (qmail 16005 invoked by uid 503); 19 Oct 2010 05:56:17 -0000
Received: from b3.ovh.net (HELO redirect.ovh.net) (213.186.33.53)
  by 12.mail-out.ovh.net with SMTP; <strong>19 Oct 2010 05:56:15 -0000</strong>
Received: from redirect.ovh.net (HELO queue) ()
	by redirect.ovh.net with SMTP; 18 Oct 2010 15:11:21 -0000
Received: from imr-da01.mx.aol.com (205.188.105.143)
  by redirect.ovh.net with SMTP; 18 Oct 2010 15:11:21 -0000
Received: by ORT (Ovh Redirect Technology) ver:1.0
		&lt; ***@aol.com
		> ***@webingenia.com >> ***@gmail.com (found)
Received: from imo-da03.mx.aol.com (imo-da03.mx.aol.com [205.188.169.201])
	by imr-da01.mx.aol.com (8.14.1/8.14.1) with ESMTP id o9IFQP15001519
	for &lt;florent.clairambault@webingenia.com>; <strong>Mon, 18 Oct 2010 11:26:25 -0400</strong>
Received: from ***@aol.com
	by imo-da03.mx.aol.com  (mail_out_v42.9.) id f.f62.563cefb (43895)
	 for &lt;florent.clairambault@webingenia.com>; Mon, 18 Oct 2010 11:26:23 -0400 (EDT)
Received: from magic-m23.mail.aol.com (magic-m23.mail.aol.com [172.20.22.196]) by cia-dc05.mx.aol.com (v129.5) with ESMTP id MAILCIADC058-ab774cbc671f141; <strong>Mon, 18 Oct 2010 11:26:23 -0400</strong>
StepDate in mail headerUTC DateTime elapsed since first date
From my senderMon, 18 Oct 2010 11:26:23 -040018/10/2010 15:26:230s
Before OVH redirect serviceMon, 18 Oct 2010 11:26:25 -040018/10/2010 15:26:252s
OVH redirect service18 Oct 2010 15:11:21 -000018/10/2010 15:11:21nonsense
After OVH redirect service (on OVH network)19 Oct 2010 05:56:15 -000019/10/2010 05:56:159h40
To gmailMon, 18 Oct 2010 22:56:19 -0700 (PDT)19/10/2010 05:56:199h40