Hello? (was Re: Adding Envelope Headers?)

Julian Field mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Fri Feb 20 21:32:12 GMT 2004

At 18:25 20/02/2004, you wrote:
>Julian Field wrote:
> >
> > At 10:05 20/02/2004, you wrote:
> > >(I get the feeling you didn't read the original message I wrote in this
> > >thread)
> >
> > Quite right. You don't have to deal with the volume of mail I do.
> >
> > And there's then the minor of doing my day job as well. If you want to see
> > all the stuff I am responsible for at work, look here:
> > http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~jkf/myjob.html
> > I have to squeeze MailScanner into the odd minutes here and there when I
> > don't have more pressing things to do.
> > We are a department of 1800 people and 1000 computers, in which everything
> > computer-related (and all purchasing) is run by a team of 9 of us. We all
> > have very busy lives.
>Actually, looking over that URL, I think I do have a similar amount of
>email.  I'm the primary email administrator for a university with
>25000-ish active accounts in my email domain ... and I'm part of the
>central campus IT group, where I have all of the regular duties in
>addition to email (but I'm the only one primarily tasked with email, and
>we're all over-tasked, so most of hte others in my small group don't
>have enough in depth knowledge of our email set-up to do more than the
>most basic issues with our email service anyway).  Thankfully, the
>helpdesk IS a different group than mine.
>I have a similar issue with not always seeing messages, but when I get
>into a thread I try to make sure I read all of the rest of the messages
>in that thread (for mailing lists, I tend to delete everything as I read
>it, and only leave in the messages for a thread I'm participating in, so
>that I can easily find new messages in that same thread).  I confess,
>there have been times where I have wiped out my entire "MailScanner" or
>"SpamAssassin" folder without reading the pending messages (or the
>folder for OpenAFS ... and especially the one for qpopper back when I
>was on that list).  Since I put out my CommuniGatePro<->MailScanner
>scripts, I try to at least skim the subjects for this list before I do
>that, though.

Yes, you're right, I'm a lazy arsed layabout who can't be bothered to read
every single one of 1000 messages each day. Remind me to beat myself up
over it. Oh yes, and what do I get for doing all this? Oh yes, I remember,
absolutely nothing. Must try to forget that so I have more time to read
every one of your mails.

Get off my case.
Julian Field
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