“Has anyone started having discussions with their CIO/CEO about moving back to an in-house mail server? I advocate for it” https://www.cbronline.com/opinion/microsoft-outage Heh heh. Yup.
@lightweight Mail servers are the last thing I think should be in house. Having a badly configured mail server for a few days can lead to years of mail delivery problems.
(This is advocating for contracting someone to run it for you, not to stick with MS)
@lightweight note my experience is in the small end of town.
@LovesTha sure. I agree, in general, although, to be fair, running a mailserver should be "IT Professional 101" level stuff. We have MSFT to thank for the fact that expectations of IT people are so desperately low... Running a mail server really isn't that hard. Been doing it consistently for the past 20+ years.
@lightweight Yeah, but email is such a mess that a small mistake can cause pain for years.
@LovesTha the real problem with email is that it was overloaded with functionality (like HTML emails! What a horrible idea - thanks again Microsoft) that it was structurally ill suited to cope with.
So yes, in short, we need a new technology that recognises those faults and mitigates them. And yes, you're right: there're at least a few compelling heirs to that tech throne.
@lightweight Sort of surprised that Adobe didn't launch pdf email content as a html email alternative.
@LovesTha Adobe sucks just as bad as Microsoft, so I'm pleased they're not part of the email picture in any meaningful way...
@lightweight Don't get me wrong: I'm surprised they weren't evil in a way that feels natural for them. Not that I'm unhappy they weren't.
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