[Wolves] mail server hosts

leo sandhu leosandhu at gmail.com
Fri Jun 2 09:46:33 BST 2006

I've got a few Gmails that I log in and out from pretty much all day.
There are often short periods where Gmail reports server errors and suggests
trying again later.   So far, I have lost no messages as a result.

While frequent, these outges normally last under 5min and have never caused
the sour taste that "normal" service with Hotmail left in my throat.

Anyway,  I'm happy with the general service of Gmail, it would be nice to
get the uk content and the added features instead of resorting to usa speak
:s  but reasonably good mix of stability/features/speed.


On 6/2/06, Peter Evans <zen8486 at zen.co.uk> wrote:
> On Thursday 01 June 2006 22:01, Someone wrote:
> > > Do you know, I've occasionally wondered about using gmail for this.
> <snip >
> Did I not read about an outage on gmail the other day that meant everyone
> had
> no access?  I read no further, but did people loose messages because of
> this?
> Depending on how important email is to your organisation one of the
> factors in
> choosing an external hosting company should be the Service Level Agreement
> that it has with you, the customer? AFAIK 'free' services like hotmail and
> gmail don't have SLA's attached to them, when they work they're great,
> when
> they don't that's not their problem (to the extent that you can get any
> compensation from them).
> Then there's the any potential sensitivity issues you may have - I recall
> gmail saves everything forever that goes through it.  Is that something
> your
> company can accept (this would be a small risk, if at all, for most
> people).
> Increasingly I'm finding it's not the functionality of the underlying
> technology that is the most important part of solutions, but the overall
> 'service wrap' that comes with it that makes the decisions on who gets the
> business.
> Not an expert, just my two pennethworth.
> --
> Regards,
> Pete Evans
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