spam on list
uli at math.aau.dk
Mon Mar 7 04:01:41 PST 2005
Tryin' to move this to -chat:
>>>> If anyone needs a gmail account for list mail, just reply off-list..
>>>> The spam filtering is pretty good, and the threading is great too...
>>> Plus, gmail offers free POP access to the accounts, so you don't even
>>> have to use the web interface to read your mail! Likewise, anyone who
>>> wants a Gmail account can ask me as well.
>> Yes, I have 50 GMAIL invites that I would like to get rid of as well.
>> Email me and I'll send you one.
> I made efforts to get rid of my gmail invites, but they bounced.
> People read their privacy stuff and ran away....;.. the invite timed
> out & returned to me.
I used to send my invites to gmail at isnoop.net , see also
But recently everybody seems to have so many invites, so I've given up
on this. Sending your invites to isnoop instead of people you know is a
Good Thing IMO, as it prevents Google from mapping my social network.
Background: I have heard that Google uses Gmail invites to keep track
of the social network of Gmail users, something which with the right
data mining tools can be *very* valuable to advertisement folks.
Disclaimer: The above is only a rumour and might as well be completely
wrong, both as a fact (indicating some paranoia on my side) and also
technically (indicating my ignorance about data mining etc. which is,
Uli Fahrenberg -- http://www.math.aau.dk/~uli
GETCO 2005 -- http://www.math.aau.dk/~uli/getco05/
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