Mail Server best practices - was: Pandora's Box of new TLDs
Laurence F. Sheldon, Jr.
LarrySheldon at cox.net
Sun Jun 29 15:21:09 CDT 2008
Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> It is because, if someone reports (by telephone, IRC or IRL) that he
> sent an email and I did not receive it, I regard as VERY IMPORTANT to
> be able to check the spam folder (with a search tool, not by hand) and
> go back to him saying "No, we really did not receive it".
> In a professional environment, I would not accept the idea of email
> disappearing without being able to recover it.
In my view of a "professional environment" (what ever that turns out to
mean) a log file would enable that, without any of the problems holding
mail text might engender.
"Did you get the email from...to...?
"Please tell the court what it said."
Requiescas in pace o email Two identifying characteristics
of System Administrators:
Ex turpi causa non oritur actio Infallibility, and the ability to
learn from their mistakes.
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