IDG Answers is a community of experts who are passionate about technology. Ask a question or answer one below.
You're so awesome! I do notsupposeI havereadsomethinglike this before. So goodto discoversomeonewith someunique thoughts on this topic. Really.. thank you for starting this up. This web siteis somethingthat is requiredon the web, someone with some originality! judi bola
You might find a new feature that was just added to gmail interesting. If you go into your gmail spam box, google now identifies the reason why each email ended up there. It is at the top of each message, and a special red notice box warns you if the message contains dangerous links. I just looked at one, ahem, "enhancement" spam, and Google's warning indicated that similar emails had been used to steal private information and cautioned against clicking any of the links. I ended up spending about 10 minutes today just looking to see what triggered the spam designation on the messages in my spam folder. ...sigh...I need to get out more.
Perhaps not entirely a thing of the past, but spam filters have gotten very good. I check my spam box every now and then just to make sure non-spam isn't getting filtered out, and it seems that most spam is pretty much the same as it was 10 years ago. It doesn't seem to have evolved in the same way that malware has. It is also a nice thought that perhaps internet users have gotten a little more sophisticated/jaded since ye olde days when, "You've got mail," was kind of a neat thing. I would love to know how many times I marked spam as spam for yahoo, hotmail, gmail, et al over the years. Combined with millions of other users marking hundreds of spam message, that must provide a lot of data for email providers to work with. I would also be interested to see a breakdown of the effectiveness of spam. While the costs of spamming are low, how high of a response rate could they possibly have? I suppose it doesn't have to be many responses to make it worthwhile.
Hey everyone. Interesting idea for a blog. I have been checking out a lot of blogs and forums recently. Some are really informative some are entertaining and some are a real crack up. I've got to admit it, good job on this blog, I'll be sure to look in again real soon. tempe medical marijuana