GMAIL = INVASION OF PRIVACY, TARGETED ADS
ps - I thought we already covered this whole GMAIL thing. I love HOTMAIL, I even ponied up $20 for a larger inbox. I also like the fact that I can check my POP mail accounts in one user interface.
My thought is GMAIL will go the way of the DODO as soon as they go public and some sensible board members decide that giving away 1GB of space does not make financial sense.
Actually, it is not an invasion of privacy because:
1. You agree to it.
2. No living being reads your email, just the computer, of which it was transmitted through to begin with.
That could change.
Microsoft adopts IronPort anti-spam "whitelist"
"WASHINGTON, May 5 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) said on Wednesday it has adopted an e-mail "whitelist" program by IronPort Systems Inc. that will allow
legitimate marketers to thread the gauntlet of spam filters protecting its inboxes. Microsoft's Hotmail and MSN e-mail services, which together claim 170 million regular users, will require marketers to put money up front if they wish to ensure their messages
aren't mistaken for unwanted spam."
Nice word - "marketers".
My only question is what is the difference between a legimate marketer and a spammer...
Honestly. If you need a gig (!!!) to store your web-based e-mail, you need to learn to archive, or just
LET GO of the old stuff. 20 MB is fine, though I must say the gMail GUI is a lot cleaner than HotMail. As for me? I just run my own e-mail server so I don't use either.
Also, I think there is a very real possibility that people will simply use gMail as free storage space for application files, and other binary attachments. This of course opens up the wherez possibilities, which I think need to be seriously considered. There
are going to be corporate liabilities with this much storage.
I have all 3. I have a hotmail account, a gmail account and an email at my website (200MB, could be 1GB if I wanted it to be).
I was going to offer someone from the Channel9 team an invitation to gmail so he/she can compare and contrast gmail and hotmail to send information to MSN but I don't have any referrals. ^_^;;