Wednesday, November 14, 2012

20,000 Emails...

I don't know if this is what happened exactly, but it seems important to know this:

By commentor GOZZA at American Thinker:

"I manage an email system for a company of about 300 employes, and I can tell you that they news of "20,000 pages" of emails is a devious lie (sort of). Everyone here has particiapted in group emails with fiends where you keep a conversation going by doing a "reply" or "reply-all" which goes on for days or weeks. Each email then becomes an attachment at the bottom of the email you write, and it adds up very quickly and exponentially. It doesn't take long before each-reply adds up to a MASSIVE email dozens of pages long, and you dont even notice it because you just read the latest reply at the top of the message, without realizing that every previous email is attached at the bottom. Email headers are also attached to each email doubling the size of the sent emails. The result with these type of "reply/all" emails is that you end up with each email having dozens of pages of previous emails at the bottom, even though you have just sent a few lines. The growth is exponential. And then you have "sent" emails folders. If these are included in the total, it doubles it instantly. So the "20,000" pages almost certainly means no more than a few hundred (or even few dozen) pages of newly written emails because each "reply"/"reply-all" just add each and evey previous email to the bottom + copies that are stored as sent-mail. This doesn't exuse his incompetant behaviour. But you should realise that "20,000" pages probably means something very different to reality, and signals a possible deliberate distraction."

The Gunslinger
Maybe the only way to save our village is to let Ă˜bama burn it down.

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