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The Problem Isn't Email, It's Microsoft Exchange

Mar 01, 2011, 13:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Hansteen)

"The takeaway: don't pretend your appointment book can handle your email. And don't blame the Internet for all the compatibility issues. The main problem is Microsoft Exchange.

"I care about email. In fact, a large part of how I have made a living over the years has depended on a reliable email service. I get a lot of email, and I send my fair share of it too - some of it is correspondence directly related to whatever I'm working on at the moment, some of it is personal, quite a bit comes from topic-oriented mailing lists such as openbsd-misc, and a large chunk of my mail archive consists of automatically generated mail sent by systems in my care. I've also been known to treat email much the same as other correspondence, rarely if ever deleting messages. When the mailboxes became too unwieldy I would transfer some of the contents to archive storage."

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