[clug] Interesting article

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Tue Jan 6 00:38:29 GMT 2009

Steve Walsh wrote:
> Michael James wrote:
>> Commodity "dial tone" services offer better quality, performance
>>  and capability that anything the traditional legacy players can supply,
>>  and make in-house provision of these services economically laughable.
>> eg: Gmail gives a much better service (on any metric)
>>        than the thousands of corporate exchange servers,
>>        that are so expensively mismanaged.
> Having just gone through a whole bunch of documentation as part of a 
> student email migration, neither gmail or hotmail (or hotmail as 
> exchange labs) explicitly guarantee the availability or accessibility of 
> your email. They generally (from what I could extract with pokers and 
> teeth pliers) do "backup" by keeping your email in perpetual motion on a 
> daily basis, so that if they lose the DC you happen to be in, TS, but it 
> only impacts a small number of people. If you want the ability to 
> recover email that's been deleted or lost in a system crash, then you 
> run your email through a (different) company that archives your mail first.

This is incorrect.


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