Re: ADMINISTRATIVIA: MS Exchange Sucks rocks

Justin Dolske (
Mon, 28 Apr 1997 18:08:50 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 28 Apr 1997, C Matthew Curtin wrote:

> I would like to note, that after receiving boatloads of bounces every
> day because someone's "message exchange is congested", and dealing
> with other stupid sorts of bounces, I have concluded that Microsoft's
> email servers have got to be some of the most broken pieces of
> software on the planet.

Their news servers got off on a wrong foot too. In Microsoft's infinite
wisdom, their NNTP server rewrote the message-ID's on all incoming
articles. Of course, it would then happily spew back out all these "new"
messages. UseNet was flooded for a number of days last summer due to this.

To be fair, it was beta software, and people were un-officially sucking
news feeds from it (because they wanted the microsoft.* groups). It just
goes to show the danger of having inexperienced people writing software
that's put into public use.

I will hereby retract all these statements as vile, filthy lies if
MicroSoft will runthe DESCHALL software on of their in-house systems. :-)

Justin Dolske <URL:>
Graduate Fellow / Research Associate at The Ohio State University, CIS Dept.
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