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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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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, ...