So, our company uses Google Apps for it's email hosting (aming other things), however something very strange occurs pretty regularly- email messages sent from external MTAs (i.e. tampabay.rr.com, T-Mobile's Blackberry e-mail service, a notification service sent by an external company that a company we have a contract with, etc.) sometimes take several hours to deliver into some of our mailboxes.
Is there any reason this happens regularly? I have verified myself that our MX records match what Google says they should be. Is there anything that I'm missing, perhaps?