Talk:Email storm

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Lacks nuance[edit]

This article lacks any sort of nuanced discussion of the role the particular operating systems and mail daemons used on these networks played in creating their susceptibility to this sort of problem. Have there been cases where this happened in a non-Exchange shop? If not, why not? Are these problems present in all mbox/maildir UNIX mail servers as well? Are there mail servers that side step the issue entirely by simply storing one copy of the message when it's sent to ~5000 recipients that use a common mailstore ala a Notes database? Give us something beyond just press reports, if you've got it. MrZaiustalk 15:53, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

Lacks scale[edit]

The massive events described here are one category of email storms; there are others. The more common, everyday email storm involves a much smaller group of people replying to an email, adding new people as the replies build. These 'conversation storms' don't bring down servers, but they do bring down conversations and contribute to information overload.

I suggest restructuring this article to define different classes of email storm, based on scope and impact. JulianSammy (talk) 16:58, 12 September 2009 (UTC)

Go right ahead if you can back it up, but the only sources I'm familiar with focus on the larger ones. MrZaiustalk 00:59, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

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The result of the move request was: page moved. Vegaswikian (talk) 18:02, 26 August 2011 (UTC)


E-mail stormEmail storm – This page was originally titled "Email storm"; however, it was moved to "E-mail storm" in 2008 for consistency with "E-mail". Modern usage tends to favor the spelling "email" over "e-mail" when describing electronic mail services, so I think it should be moved back. The article on Email uses the non-hyphenated spelling in the title as well. Augurar (talk) 20:01, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

  • Support. Common practice is not to hyphenate email, as can be seen by the title of the Email article. Jenks24 (talk) 12:24, 21 August 2011 (UTC)
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Imperial e-mail storm[edit]

Who keeps deleting the 11th of March Imperial e-mail storm and why?Holy triple m (talk) 17:21, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

The majority of edits were actually common vandalism, resulting in an indistinguishable mess and the protection of the article. Anyway, see our core policy, Wikipedia:Verifiability (which doesn't include Twitter). -- zzuuzz (talk) 17:26, 13 March 2013 (UTC)