[Imap-uw] Outlook deadlock
perf at ddg.lth.se
Wed Sep 19 11:16:00 PDT 2007
On Wed, 19 Sep 2007, John Kelly wrote:
> INBOX messages not read in 40 days will probably never be read. Folder
> messages not handled in 120 days will probably never be handled. My retention
> policy is configurable per user, per folder, for any who feel strongly
> otherwise. But even then, I extend the limits only so far. If people want to
> archive their mail forever, there's always gmail.
I suppose it depends on the kind of you operation you run. We are a
university where students and employees expect to be able to use their
INBOX (or any other folder) for archiving. If they are on a
research trip to some godforsaken location without email, they will of
course expect their unread email to be intact when they return.
Only a few years ago, I put a lot of time into chasing users with large
mailboxes. These days, I occasionally send email to the most space
consuming users, but I hardly follow up on it. Disk is cheap, and
thanks to the mix format, the backup problem is gone.
> IMO, it's a bad idea to archive mail at any public provider. It's an open
> invitation to government snooping. The CIA, the FBI, the IRS, and the NSA can
> NYA? Think about it ...
Nose Your Armpit?
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