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Thou shall not use email for error logging
Urs Meli    

divHi/divdiv /divdivOne customers domino server was very slow. A short view showed a lot of mails waiting. show server told about 25000 Mails pending./divdivPop3 and router were hanging (maybe I should have waited more than a minute to let them quit.... ) so I restarted the server./divdivAfter the restart I stopped the router task and pop3. Each of the 3 mail.box files contained around 43000 messages. br /br //divdivSo 130000 messages were pending. 130000 error messages saying something like quot;error in module xyz on server ZZZquot;/divdivAfter making some phonecalls the responible person for the server was found. He had moved a program to a new server. /divdivOn the server was an old version of some kind of dll installed. That resulted in an endless loop, sending all the messages to one person.br /br /The customer has journaling activated, so all the error messages were delivered to a quot;archivequot; server. Result was 130000 mails pending, 120000 delivered to journaling.nsf/divdivIt seems that the pop3 task was the reason for the troubles. The 3rd party archive solution uses pop3 to archive the notes mails. It can get 50 mails per minute./divdiv /divdiv /divdivLesson learned: e-mail should not be used for error messages.  /divdiv /divdiv /divdivAnd for the discussion administrator vs. developer: Dont blame each other or argue, educate each other instead. So you can avoid the confrontations with your most feared enemy: the user.....br /br /br //divdiv /divdiv /divdiv /divdivbr //divdiv /div

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