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Iysun
01-24-2004, 05:37 AM
Be cool if it happens

Source (http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040124/ap_on_hi_te/world_forum_gates_4)

Signal2Noise
01-24-2004, 06:28 AM
Ah yes. This is "CG News" worthy. :rolleyes:

Supervlieg
01-24-2004, 09:52 AM
It would definitaly save you some time to do more CG if you dont have to wade through endless spam mails. ;)

I'd like to see it happen.

Iysun
01-24-2004, 11:09 AM
yep excatly, if you do cg you use a pc, which means you most likey use email, which means you most likey get spam :D

but sorry you had to read this signal :surprised

dg
01-24-2004, 11:24 AM
Hehehehehehe

True, lets hope this will have an end, I mean just the spam side of the storie :)

:beer:
Cheers!

Dennik
01-24-2004, 12:49 PM
I have an 8 month new email account that hasn't received a single spam yet. And thats because i don't subscribe anywhere except serious mailing lists with it. I let my MS hotmail account carry all the spam burden. As for mr Gates, he should deal with spam long time ago. :shrug:

insanepoly
01-24-2004, 02:33 PM
LOL, I wouldn't put my hopes too high- this coming from a man who once said 640KB of memory ought to be enough for anybody.:rolleyes:

TiGER
01-24-2004, 04:17 PM
here's the real question...

would you be willing to pay a small fee per e-mail (like postage) in the effort to stop spam?

spammers are a pain in the ass. "i hope they die. i hope they die and burn in hell !" - Sam Jackson

boboroshi
01-24-2004, 04:22 PM
With Gates making promises like this, he should run for president ;)

KolbyJukes
01-24-2004, 05:33 PM
Originally posted by TiGER
here's the real question...

would you be willing to pay a small fee per e-mail (like postage) in the effort to stop spam?



... HELL no! I dont really get any spam these days...

quid
01-24-2004, 06:43 PM
Wait guys this article is not clear at all and gets it wrong. Pay should be written like "pay" it's not paying with $ but potential with CPU latency time, thus making it extremely time consuming for anyone to send out thousands of emails--unless they want to buy tons of hardware at which point it becomes expensive and not profitable. Us non spammers wouldn't have to pay a dime, just add a small amount of time to mail leaving your outbox that's all.

js33
01-25-2004, 05:03 AM
Actually most good ISPs are running spam filters on the server so almost all the crap is strained so you don't even see it.
I may still get about 5 or 6 a day but then I log in to my ISP (Comcast) and see that there are 60-85 spams a day in my Screened folder. You can login and see all the crap they are keeping from getting to your mailbox. One time I looked at all 60 or so msgs just to make sure good mail wasn't being screened but it was all spam. They use BrightMail and it also scans for viruses for you.

Cheers,
JS

Keiyentai
01-25-2004, 09:14 AM
heh spam gone by 2006...ha..I get 30-60 a day....most by the same people...I dont subscribe to things either...must find filter for Outlook Express....

TiGER
01-25-2004, 04:33 PM
is there a filter out there for Outlook Express ?

halo
01-25-2004, 05:11 PM
yes

anyway, doesnt anyone see the irony of microsoft trying to stop spam....anyone got a hotmail account?

i just wonder how effective the moves can be seeing as you can set up an smpt server on your machine and belt out about 20k emails an hour without even trying.

jwmoebius
01-25-2004, 05:57 PM
Originally posted by halo
anyway, doesnt anyone see the irony of microsoft trying to stop spam....anyone got a hotmail account? hehe. i signed up for a hotmail account (for i.m.) and had 30 spam mails in there the first time i checked (which was 2 minutes after signing up!) haven't checked mails there ever since, the account probably exploded ...

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