Joel Spolsky should use Lotus Notes

I want back through Joel’s book where I book marked some interesting sections. In one section Joel mentions how his harddrive crashed and he lost almost 2 days of email. The first thing I thought when I read that was I have not lost email in almost 15 years since I have been using Lotus Notes. You see Lotus Notes has the concept of replica databases and servers where your mail is stored. This means even if a server, a client or any replica for that matter in the environment has a machine that dumps you can usually find some replica to connect to. So in short, this is another reason why Notes is a premier email system and this is just one of many advantages over basic POP mail.

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