[rescue] (Offtopic) X-Message-Flag fun for Outlook users

Jonathan C. Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Wed Aug 2 23:42:59 CDT 2006

On Wed, 2 Aug 2006, Phil Stracchino wrote:

>> Put it this way:  If the suits micromanage IT policy, only buy
>> software and hardware with extor^Wsupport contracts, and rely on
>> glossies for future direction....what's the sysadmin's job again?
>> Oh, right, changing the toner carts.
> And don't forget "taking the blame when it all fails" ...

Oh, right.  But that's the ground state, anyway.  I mean the "network's
slow" because the admin isn't doing his job, not because of the 500
megabytes of spyware and other crap loaded on any given luser's PC.

>> I'll admit that not having the source to my mail server is a little
>> unnerving, but, realistically speaking, I've not needed to hand-hack
>> MTA code since the bad old days of Sendmail 8.6.
> What MTA are you using, that you don't have source for?

Well, were I to use Sun's all-singing, all-dancing MTA for my own stuff,
I'd not have the source to that.  At the moment, I'm running Postfix,
and haven't had any cause to hack at it.

Jonathan Patschke    )   "A man who never dreams goes slowly mad."
Elgin, TX           (      --Thomas Dolby, "Valley of the Mind's Eye"

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