Re: Reliability / durability of groups.io service


Derek Milliner
 

On Wed, Mar 18, 2020 at 07:46 PM, Mdivine wrote:
This question becomes a bit more critical each day.
Groups.io demonstrated rather nicely how it copes with a massive increase in demand with the recent Yahoo Groups debacle. So I for one have no concerns on that score. Mark has also indicated in the past that the setup is financially sound, so another tick in the box. But there is also a significant benefit in Groups being based on long-established technologies - especially email. Call it it low-tech, call it old-school, whatever; it's tried, tested, ubiquitous and requires relatively few resources compared with all-singing, all-dancing media platforms.

Which leaves the pieces out of GIO's control; the Internet providers. Your minimum requirement is a reliable email provider; love 'em or hate 'em, the big providers such as GMail are probably the closest thing you'll get to a guaranteed service. As MKR says, there are no 100% guarantees, but there are choices you can make to improve your chances. And the evidence suggests that GIO is a darn good start... 

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