[Chandler-dev] What email services/ servers should we be testing
dan at osafoundation.org
Wed Feb 21 15:22:22 PST 2007
Good idea I'll open a ticket with IT and see if something like this is
Brian Kirsch wrote:
> One thing I forgot to mention is we don't currently have an exchange
> server to test against.
> I know that other parts of KEI do use exchange or did at one point.
> That would be an important addition to our coverage.
> Perhaps Jared and the team can provide us with a test account.
> On Feb 21, 2007, at 12:54 PM, Brian Kirsch wrote:
>> Sounds good Dan. I am not familiar with a couple of the services
>> listed but as long as they provide free IMAP and POP accounts that
>> conform to the RFC's then the more servers to test against the better.
>> FYI: POP support in Yahoo is a paid service for which we already have
>> an account. See the
>> QA accounts page for the info.
>> Certainly setting up a number of servers to test against in house
>> would be ideal but understandably that is a time consuming task.
>> On Feb 21, 2007, at 12:44 PM, Dan Steinicke wrote:
>>> 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
>>> care2 e-mail
>>> There is also the issue of testing against non-free email servers.
>>> From this article
>>> (from O'Reilly recently)
>>> these were listed as the most popular email server software
>>> MS exchange
>>> 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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