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Sun™ ONE Messaging Server: Practices and Techniques for Enterprise Customers by Dave Pickens

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Number of Messages

In many ways, email has taken over what the telephone used to do. Today it is not uncommon for someone who is an active email user to receive over 100 messages per day or more. Try to think of the last time you had 100 voice mail messages waiting in your voice mail box. Some say that instant messaging (IM) is going to overtake email and email will be obsolete. There is no doubt that instant messaging will affect email in some manner, but IM is a real-time communication method akin to actually talking on the phone. Email is like calling someone who is not there or is busy, and leaving a message on their answering machine or voice mail. Email is asynchronous and does not require the user's immediate attention like instant messaging ...

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