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

By Justin Kahn ยท 5 replies
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: 1,423   +350

    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: 1,215   +177

    I've been using 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.

    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 Guru Posts: 355   +72

    I think I will patent the chair.
  6. waterytowers

    waterytowers TS Booster Posts: 101   +10

    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 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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