Spam: Has the answer been hiding under our noses this whole time?

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  • very nice idea

    This is a great idea. People will have to actually press 'GET MAIL' or whatever, in order to get their mail, instead of actually just having their inbox filled with spam all the time.

    GENIUS!
    guildwarsguy123
  • An epiphany...

    Talk about thinking "outside the box", this idea is so cool, I think he should patent it (hurry up before Steve Jobs reads this post and comes up with "iMail")
    estarkey7
  • RE: Spam: Has the answer been hiding under our noses this whole time?

    Wow, could it really be that easy?
    nelson.robert@...
  • RE: Spam: Has the answer been hiding under our noses this whole time?

    Not so sure, folks. I guess one of the reasons it's so useful is that you connect, send your email to your mail server, acting like an agent, then you are free to disconnect. Many people use it this way, including people who briefly stop at airports to send something on... Unless we have ubiquitous connections, surely, this would disrupt the process of sending email in the first place?

    Another worry I have is that my email is local to me when I request it from my ISP's server (or wherever). It is a fairly decent speed as a result. If I have to retrieve ten emails from ten different machines, possibly with international locations, am I not also susceptible to flaky connections on their side? For example, expecting email from a mobile broadband user may not be as reliable as retrieval from an enterprise.
    renwica
  • RE: Spam: Has the answer been hiding under our noses this whole time?

    I'm all for it. The most basic attribute of humanity is having choice.
    That would give us choice.
    chuck B
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