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Apple patent points at auto disposable email address tech to combat spammers

By Justin Kahn
Feb 14, 2014
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  1. Based on a patent filing, Apple appears to be interested in developing a new email system that will help to better filter spam mail, among other things.

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  2. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,392   +329

    Wow apple is gonna be suing over 10,000 companies/websites once this gets approved, thats gonna earn them what $90billion after winning all the lawsuits.
     
  3. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,212   +174

    I've been using Meltmail.com for years for this purpose.
     
  4. OliTheG

    OliTheG TS Member Posts: 61   +27

    If they get this I will be absolutely disgusted. And it will be the proof that Apple pays off officials to get patents to be honest.

    Here are 5 websites and a google link to sites that do this very generic thing.

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=d...7&sourceid=chrome&espv=210&es_sm=122&ie=UTF-8

    https://www.guerrillamail.com/

    http://mailinator.com/

    http://getairmail.com/

    http://10minutemail.com/10MinuteMail/index.html

    http://www.yopmail.com/en/

    So they are patenting tech that already exists. By definition, they should not be able to patent it, and should be disgusted.
     
  5. bexwhitt

    bexwhitt TS Addict Posts: 291   +55

    I think I will patent the chair.
     
  6. waterytowers

    waterytowers TS Enthusiast Posts: 91

    Seriously, who has a gmail account and has seen spam? I have not seen any spam in my gmail account since I first set it up and I set mine up as soon as I got access to gmail, some time during the trails. Even Microsoft with its outlook.com does a good job with spam these days. I don't really see a need for disposable email addresses, especially when they are attached to your regular account? Now the bad people just hijack an account and start sending like before...
     

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