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Why do some big projects, like Git and Debian, only use a mailing list and not an issue tracker?

Bug tracker for any decent sized project seem like a bit of a no-brainer to me - it makes it really easy to organise hundreds or thousands issues, without issues colliding or getting mixed up. So ...
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What is the benefit of offloading email to a transactional mail service?

Why do so many people recommend offloading email to a transactional service such as Mandrill, Postmark or Sendgrid? Is sending email via smtp really that much slower than sending a request out to ...
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Why do programmers still use mailing lists? [duplicate]

Why do many open source projects collaborate primarily through mailing lists rather than through, say, forums? I may be ignorant in my assessment, but I, along with my communication teacher, think ...
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“Forgot Password” - How to handle this?

I read this answer and found a comment insisting not to send password by email: passwords should not be able to be retrieved by email, I hate that. It means my password is stored in plain text ...
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What is email ingestion and are there modern uses for that technology?

After reading this question Reasons NOT to use email for system integration I want to ask the opposite question. What is email ingestion? When it is OK to use it for process or system integration?
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Reasons NOT to use email for system integration

I do system integration for critical and time sensitive systems. We have two standard ways we can build these system integrations. One is a simple (and cheap) email ingestion tool built into our ...
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Schedule Task prevent duplicate notification

I am creating schedule tasks that run on daily basis monitor system events and send email notification based on some criteria. For example, if user subscription will expire after one month, task ...
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Finding duplicate email addresses. How heavily should I normalize them?

I have a big list of email addresses and I want to find out which of those are duplicates. How to define "duplicate" is exactly what I'm posting about here. I know from experience that with Gmail, ...