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

“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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