[Dovecot] system v. virtual mailboxes, was Re: Thunderbird problem

Stan Hoeppner stan at hardwarefreak.com
Thu Jul 1 20:12:37 EEST 2010

Noel Butler put forth on 7/1/2010 5:32 AM:
> On Thu, 2010-07-01 at 06:14 -0400, Jerry wrote:
>> I agree. If the system is constructed correctly it certainly does not
>> need that sort of attention. There is software available that can
>> monitor the system to a high degree of satisfaction. However, Noel, I
>> firmly believe that there are OPs (SAs ?) that greatly exaggerate the
>> degree of difficulty of their job. I guess we all like to feel we are
>> indispensable.
> I'm certain that's the case, anything setup correctly, you should be
> able to walk away and almost forget about it, the only thing to do is
> modify anti spam rules to catch variants of new spam, all of 1 mins
> work, tops, the rest of the time is helping manage the rest of the
> network :)
> Mail Administration is not complicated, all too many people like to over
> complicate their setups and only cause themselves work.
> I've had more than one CEO in the past say to me that they like to see
> key NOC staff doing nothing, because it says to them the network is
> working perfectly.
> All too many do not automate things or write scripts/cron tasks,
> complicate their network and tinker, because as you said, they need to
> feel indispensable, if only their managers had a clue.

I'd just get a huge kick out of cross posting what the two of you state here
to spam-l and watching you get eaten alive due to this "runs itself if setup
right" hands off management approach to email systems.  Rich would send you
home with your tails between your legs like little scared puppies.  Neither of
you sub there so it wouldn't do any good.  T'would be very entertaining if you
did though.


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