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    Super Moderator Super Moderator Big Booger's Avatar
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    Yahoo! Email, are they stupid?

    So you have their free account right? You can block up to 100 spammers...

    After that you just have to keep accepting the spam...


    WHY IN TH HELL DON'T they allow unlimited spam blocking.. it only takes the load off their servers.... I don't get it... the more you block the less they have to store, the less stress on the entire system, and the faster legitimate mail can travel through the WWW to your inbox...

    Anyone care to postulate an opinion as to why they limit the number of blocked spam to 100 or so???

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    Precision Processor Super Moderator egghead's Avatar
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    that option is worth $5 to someone like yourself Boogs

    That to them is better than nothing to a shareholder point of view

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    Hardware guy Super Moderator FastGame's Avatar
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    Originally posted by egghead
    that option is worth $5 to someone like yourself Boogs

    That to them is better than nothing to a shareholder point of view
    There you go BB, thats quite a postulation

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    Precision Processor Super Moderator egghead's Avatar
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    Originally posted by FastGame
    There you go BB, thats quite a postulation
    Main Entry: 1pos·tu·late
    Pronunciation: 'päs-ch&-"lAt
    Function: transitive verb
    Inflected Form(s): -lat·ed; -lat·ing
    Etymology: L postulatus, past participle of postulare; akin to Latin poscere to ask, Old High German forscOn to search, Sanskrit prcchati he asks -- more at PRAY
    Date: 1593
    1 : DEMAND, CLAIM
    2 a : to assume or claim as true, existent, or necessary : depend upon or start from the postulate of b : to assume as a postulate or axiom (as in logic or mathematics)
    - pos·tu·la·tion /"päs-ch&-'lA-sh&n/ noun
    - pos·tu·la·tion·al /-shn&l, -sh&-n&l/ adjective

    hehe

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    Hell, I still can't log into yahoo anyway. And they have five bucks of mine that someone donated.

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    Super Moderator Super Moderator Big Booger's Avatar
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    Yeah, but surely spammers cost them more than 5 bucks a month per user. I get 100-300 spam messages on yahoo daily..

    That has to cost money, bandwidth, time etc.... I wonder if they contribute to spam.. I usually don't get many yahoo based ads at all....

    How much does 1 spam message cost an email service anyway? That I would really like to know so that I can put it into perspective.

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    Yeah well, I get absolutely no yahoo spam nor mail -

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    Originally posted by Big Booger
    Yeah, but surely spammers cost them more than 5 bucks a month per user. I get 100-300 spam messages on yahoo daily..

    That has to cost money, bandwidth, time etc.... I wonder if they contribute to spam.. I usually don't get many yahoo based ads at all....

    How much does 1 spam message cost an email service anyway? That I would really like to know so that I can put it into perspective.
    I think Hotmail also has a limitation on how many addresses you can block. It's really all about making you upgrade to "Premium" services.

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    Super Moderator Super Moderator Big Booger's Avatar
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    Yeah I think you're right conan. Hotmail and Yahoo but suck for freebie users..

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    All these companies are in it for the easy money, how can Hotmail go from 2mb account (free) to 25mb + for $19.95 plus spam filter...

    I agree that spam filters should be free, as it decreases Interent traffic etc ??

    One thing though, since new spam laws passed, i have been getting less and less spam daily, from 25/day to less than 5/day

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