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Wavmixer
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Sunny SoCal
Insane since: Nov 2002

posted posted 11-18-2004 17:00
quote:
Ballmer said Microsoft has special technology that just filters spam intended for Gates. In addition, several Microsoft employees are dedicated to ensuring that nothing unwanted gets into his inbox.


"Literally there's a whole department almost that takes care of it," he said


I wish I had a staff to go through my 1000+ daily spams.

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20041118/ap_on_fe_st/bill_gates_spam_2



(Edited by Wavmixer on 11-18-2004 17:02)

AlterEgo
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: The Dark Side of the Moon
Insane since: Jul 2004

posted posted 11-18-2004 17:41

I'm more interested in this which links from it. It's gotta be fake.

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WebShaman
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 11-18-2004 18:51

Hehe...considering just WHAT probably constitutes Spam for Gates, I imagine he really NEEDS an army to sort it out!!!

poi
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: France
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 11-18-2004 18:55

Bill Gates should try ThunderBird.

Iron Wallaby
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: USA
Insane since: May 2004

posted posted 11-18-2004 22:17

So should WavMixer.

1000+ spams a day is far too much.

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." -- Arthur C. Clarke
"Any sufficiently arcane magic is indistinguishable from technology." -- P. David Lebling

poi
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: France
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 11-18-2004 22:20

it's clear.

Wavmixer
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Sunny SoCal
Insane since: Nov 2002

posted posted 11-18-2004 22:41

I have filters set up that catch most of it. Also I have a system that works for me. Anyplace that wants my email address gets a custom address just for them. For example the address I have posted here is asylum@wavmixer.com . If I go to www.fubar.com and they ask for my email address, I give them fubar@wavmixer.com. Now if I start getting spam to fubar@wavmixer.com, I filter it directly into the trash. I also know that fubar.com whored out my email address and will no longer get my business. Yes I agree that 1000+ spams is far too much, but since I have been using this sytem, only a small handfull of spams get my attention, the rest get deleted without ever seeing them.


BTW, I used fubar only as an example, I just tried that site and it is a real site that I have never been to before.

quote:
Iron Wallaby said:

So should WavMixer. 1000+ spams a day is far too much."Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." -- Arthur C. Clarke"Any sufficiently arcane magic is indistinguishable from technology." -- P. David Lebling





(Edited by Wavmixer on 11-18-2004 23:22)

asptamer
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: The Lair
Insane since: Apr 2003

posted posted 11-18-2004 23:25

maybe he should just get a gmail account.

Jestah
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Long Island, NY
Insane since: Jun 2000

posted posted 11-19-2004 00:57

That sounds like it would take more energy then its worth Wavemixer. Personally, I rarely get spam. My method is real simple. I have two accounts: school & gmail. I give out my school account to those I want to talk with. When I register for something I use my gmail account. There are a few websites that I use regularly (like Amazon.com) and receive email from so I've set up specific folders for these sites. Other then that, all spam I get is deleted immediately. Microsoft Entourage does a nice job of filtering the spam that gets through my school account.

I suppose I could lose a potentially important email in this process, but its never come up before and I'm not too worried about it.

I X I
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: beyond the gray sky
Insane since: Apr 2004

posted posted 11-19-2004 03:08

I have 2 accounts, one through PeoplePC (10.95/mo dialup, wonderful service ) and one on my website, but I seem to NEVER get spam... very rarely if at all. My method involves not throwing my email addy out like I want spam, seems to be working.

but if I were a billionaire I'm sure I'd never have to worry spam either. very typical of gates to have his own little department at microsoft working to keep it out of his inbox. and I'd even bet his windows never crashes.




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tntcheats
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: BC, Canada
Insane since: Jun 2004

posted posted 11-19-2004 04:32

I do like the idea of being able to tell who's whoring out my email address...

- James
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