[ILUG] Best Email Server to Use
colm at tuatha.org
Fri Aug 1 12:34:36 IST 2008
On Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 12:08 PM, Michele Neylon :: Blacknight <
michele at blacknight.ie> wrote:
> All the other webmail services do it. Gmail wants to be different
As I said in my reply to Justin, there is *probably* an engineering reason
for this. I will investigate.
> The knockon effect of them doing this is extremely negative. That Google
> ignore this and try to fudge whenever it's mentioned seems to be a given.
Of course, it may be that "GMail is flouting RFCs" is simply hyperbole, and
>> what you intended to say was "GMail's notion of best practise differs from
>> my own"; would that be correct?
> Not just my own
But not that of any RFC author, is that right? Seriously. You accused
GMail of flouting RFCs, and I want to know which ones.
If you were handling mail for thousands of users and those users were being
>> spammed constantly from one source what would you do?
>> Move to an email hosting provider like GMail...
> At least you didn't have the gall to say "responsible" or anything like
> that ...
Do you seriously think that Google wants to be a source of spam? We are OF
COURSE aware that our service is being abused, and we are OF COURSE working
on plugging the holes. I think, however, that you have simply failed to
grasp the difficulties associated with operating at this scale; if we
introduce a stronger CAPTCHA, how do we ensure that it operates correctly in
all locales? How do we address the accessibility issues? You can't turn a
service this size on a dime; you have to seriously consider the impact on
*millions* of people, and work through all of the implications.
I stand by my assertion that GMail for your domain is a better solution than
almost anything else out there for the overwhelming majority of cases.
Especially when combined with the Postini mail frontier system.
Colm Buckley / colm at tuatha.org / +353 87 2469146
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