[Chandler-dev] What email services/ servers should we be testing
dan at osafoundation.org
Wed Feb 21 14:44:42 PST 2007
We recently uncovered a problem with Chandler email when using a
fastmail.fm email account. That made me wonder what a good mix of email
accounts to test against would look like. Doing a quick google I found
this list of top 10 free email accounts.
From this article: (which I have no idea how old or reliable the info is)
These were listed as the top 10 free email services.
my way mail
There is also the issue of testing against non-free email servers. From
(from O'Reilly recently)
these were listed as the most popular email server software
Testing against this list would seem harder. Some of these would
probably get covered by testing against the list of free services above,
but it might be hard to know which. Others we might have to setup our
own servers to test against which probably won't happen with our current
level of QA and IT resources.
So after my twenty minutes of thought and research into this my choice
would be to try and set up test accounts on all of the free services
listed above and do at least some basic testing against them.
If other people more knowledgeable about email would care to comment on
this strategy I would be very grateful for your input.
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