That's exactly what I thought as I read the article ...jimsowden said:Nice of them to create spam filtering for themelfs then not do anything with it. Either one of 2 things:
1.It sucks and they are lying about how well it works (Why haven' they released it then?)
2.They got nothing.
So, "special technology" = "whole department almost"?Ballmer said Microsoft has special technology that just filters spam intended for Gates.
"Literally there's a whole department almost that takes care of it," he said.
A ha HHAA AHHHAAAABallmer said only about 10 junk e-mails make it through to his inbox each day because of Microsoft's anti-spam technology
In my opinion the article explains clearly that it's a department of at least 2 people that sieve through all their email.Mr. Anderson said:I don't know if its special tech that allows only a few to get through....
I imagine there is someone who's job it is to go through and filter out the spam....low tech then...
That, or update a master list of *who* can email Bill and Steve - if you're not on the list, sorry, you don't pass....
That's probably more like it. Before our IT department finally implemented a spam filter, I'd get over 300 spam mails per day at work (vs. about 3 a week at home through .mac). But I made my own spam filters to essentially only let through who I allowed, vs. trying to specifically filter the bad ones.Mr. Anderson said:That, or update a master list of *who* can email Bill and Steve - if you're not on the list, sorry, you don't pass....
Nope no pop-up. In Safari click on the Safari menu and make sure that the pop-up block features is checked. I've had it turn off on my after updates in the past.Mainyehc said:Guys, I don't get it... I honestly haven't seen a pop-up since Dec. 1 2003, when I started using my old iMac G4... until today!! It appeared both in Firefox and Safari, when loading this article... Wtf is going on here? Weren't these two great browsers supposed to fully block pop-ups? I don't know if they guarantee *full* pop-up blocking, but I think that 11 months of pop-up free browsing almost speak for themselves...
Anyone else getting this pop-ups too? (assuming you guys here know what a pop-up is LOL)
Hmmm... this is too weird for me... I just rebooted, and the pop-ups ceased to appear. I even got a pop-up from AppleInsider!!! I'm glad it's (apparently) all over now...MacBandit said:Nope no pop-up. In Safari click on the Safari menu and make sure that the pop-up block features is checked. I've had it turn off on my after updates in the past.
You're saying it takes him 3 hours to spot each spam email? He's slower then I thought he was.Doctor Q said:You can calculate the daily cost of those 10 spams that reach Bill Gates. It would be something like this: the number of seconds it takes him to spot and delete each e-mail (say 3) times the number of e-mails (10) times the average earnings he makes per second ($50 by one estimate). I'll pick some round numbers:
3 x 10 x $50 = $1,500 per day
So for $1,500 per day, he should hire somebody to look for those 10 other spams. Anybody want the job?