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Email: It just doesn’t work anymore.

Real talk, fam.

It’s been said before, but this is the “definitive” post about email notifications. It’s 2021, and while email has been a staple of our world for a time, it’s based off decades-old technology. While there have been major leaps and bounds in email technology, it’s still fundamentally the same. However, as the ‘world network’ has gotten more and more complex, getting emails to work as you would want them to work has gotten tougher. With the difference in quality of provider, service and availability to networks, it has become impossible to provide a consistent stream of info from us to everyone. Add in the human factor (listen, I know it’s hard to believe, but people f%#k up entering their own emails ALL THE TIME, and sometimes have notifications turned off), and it gets even sketchier.

Now put all that on to a form of email list communication that was never intended to be a “fast solution”, specifically an “in-stock notification” system, and it’s the wild wild west out there. Who’s in service, who’s server is undergoing maintenance, who’s spam folders are sketchy, who’s email app is set to retrieve new emails instantaneously, and…
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