[Imports] import of data - which account to use?

Mike N niceman at att.net
Fri Jun 24 00:53:56 BST 2011

On 6/23/2011 6:49 PM, Robin Paulson wrote:
> i have seen two suggestions of which import to use when importing data
> - personal accounts belonging to the mappers doing the import, and an
> acount created specifically for the import. which is preferable, and
> why?

   The preferred approach is definitely a separate account for that 
import.  There are other ways to identify the import, even if a separate 
account is not used, but such solutions take more time from those who 
might need to inspect / change something directly related to the import.

   If you don't already have and regularly check multiple email 
addresses, this can be a challenge.   With GMail, there is a way to 
create an alias for the import account, but a message from anyone trying 
to contact you will show up in the inbox:


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