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Is Gmail All It's Cracked Up To Be?

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by GLIK$, Oct 15, 2004.

  1. GLIK$

    GLIK$ Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 23, 2002 Messages: 22,277 Likes Received: 117
    Well I'm sitting in class checking my gmail.
    When this dude I know goes, "You use gmail?"
    So I respond with a pleasant, why yes I do.
    "You shouldn't use it too much."
    So I'm thinking to myself, why the fuck not.
    I ask, he answers.
    "You haven't read their disclaimers and policies have you?"
    Well apparently this dude had worked with a computer marketing corporation and at one time had a meeting with reps from google.
    Asks them, hey think I can get a gmail account?
    The google reps told him that basically, gmail is a scheme
    to gather marketing information.

    Not to mention, ANY file you send through gmail, is saved and logged.

    Just thought I'd drop this info on the 12oz nation since the whole gmail fever hit.

    Any one got information on this?

    And now thinking about it, it makes sense.
    They allow you to use programs in which turn your
    gmail account into 1gb FTP storage.
  2. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    I wouldn't be surprised if all the major free email providers were doing this.

    I do find the ads that are targeted to me due to the content of my emails pretty fucking funny. sooooo off target.

    grocery stores have the same thing going on with those cards that they have.
  3. GLIK$

    GLIK$ Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 23, 2002 Messages: 22,277 Likes Received: 117
    This is another reason I never EVER give my
    phone number or email address to the fuckhead
    working the counter at Best Buy.

    Im waiting to get an email forwarded to me with the
    specific points on the gmail exploits.
  4. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    It drives me nuts that retailers even ask for that kind of info. There are a few places around my way that ask for your zipcode. I always make one up.

    I have one old email address that I use for shit that absolutely requires one. Amazingly....that address gets probably 20 spam emails to every personal one.

    I guess I really don't care all that much about the grocery store knowing what kind of groceries I buy. I'm not really their target market.

    Post those details up when you get them...I'm at least curious as to the specific points.
  5. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

    Joined: Oct 6, 2004 Messages: 19,229 Likes Received: 30
    oh it's going to be an exciting day i can feel it
  6. Herbivore

    Herbivore Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 12, 2004 Messages: 1,431 Likes Received: 1
    yeah, that doesn't surprise me..... sneaky bitches....

    i have an email address that i use for any signing up for anything. it's only purpose is to sign up for shit and collect spam, because i don't use it for personal use. and every time i check it there's like 75 new messages........ all garbage. fuck spam.
  7. Pinup

    Pinup Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 13, 2003 Messages: 2,208 Likes Received: 0
    Damn, i have gmail since yesterday.

    Thanks for spoiling it.

    On the other hand, i'm pretty sure MSN or Yahoo has means of keeping track of anything that has gone in and out of your mailbox.

    However, i did find it quite annoying how difficult it is to delete stuff in gmail. I mean, sure, i don't mind keeping most of it but can't just delete what i fucking want ?
  8. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    yeah... and the FBI is tapping into every single phonecall too!

    There's no doubt that anything 'free' on the internet is
    offered with strings attached, but the same rules of privacy
    should apply. If I have something REALLY important to tell
    someone, I'll do it in person. Maybe reading the Da Vinci Code
    got me a bit spooked about snoopes... but really.... 98% of email
    is boring, redundant and pointless conversation.
  9. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,506 Likes Received: 450
    it really doesn't bother me. i say nothing incriminating on the computer.
  10. j

    j Guest

    Correction.. 98% of email is spam. At least mine is, anyway.
  11. Fondles

    Fondles Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 31, 2001 Messages: 7,866 Likes Received: 28
    Guess that nuclear trade is a no-go...

    edit for trigger happy feds: i do not really trade in nuclear arms, idiots.
  12. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    gmail is the feds.
  13. Wilt TA

    Wilt TA New Jack

    Joined: Jul 27, 2001 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 0
    you guys are paranoid as fuck...who cares..no one has privacy anymore..deal..send letters!
  14. 2 blaazed

    2 blaazed New Jack

    Joined: Jun 28, 2002 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 3
    im paranoid at the internet
  15. Im Broke

    Im Broke Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 11, 2003 Messages: 1,579 Likes Received: 0