Managing email – or not!

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Sorry for another email blog, but it’s time for me to take on the grumpy old man persona!

As you may have gathered from my previous post we have access to email via our smartphones at work – it is an exchange system that ‘pushes’ mail out to us in real-time – or at least when it is working.

To be fair as a system it should be totally bomb proof – it just works! But, this assumes that everyone plays by the ‘rules’. We have certain individuals who feel the need to keep every email that has ever been sent to them filed away in a folder somewhere in their inbox – archiving to them is not an option!

The downside of this is that eventually the server decides it can’t cope, so it dismounts everyone’s mailboxes. This stops email to the whole office, but more annoyingly it can cause your smartphone to completely rebuild all it’s exchange data when the server comes back on-line – annoying at the best of times, but very expensive if it happens while you are abroad using expensive roaming data!

Our server has just ‘dismounted’ the mailboxes for the second time in a week, luckily I am in the UK still, but won’t be in 24 hours, here’s hoping it settles down swiftly and my colleagues large mailboxes are trimmed soon!

Rant over…

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One thought on “Managing email – or not!

    dorothycunningham said:
    August 6, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Feels good to rant sometimes…Sounds like you have reason…

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