Ok, so in case you don’t know, my current job is a little boring. It gives me lots of time to think/play/experiment with these crazy ideas that fill in my head. So, about a week ago I decided I would put Google to the test and see if they really DO give us 2 gigs of space. I created a dummy account, and tried to fill it with all sorts of spam/alerts/etc from various web sites. At one point, I was getting between 1-3 emails a second! Pretty crazy. Anyway, 6 days & 300,000+ emails later I had maxed out the account! I spent the 7th day deleting as much as I could and turning off some of the emails I had being sent to it so I could keep it going. I got it back down to 99%, and still get quite a few emails per hour I must say.
Long story short, Google DOES give you the space. Amazing, and for me well worth it. Now, I have an account that I can pretty much start up whenever I want (remove the filters I have set to allow the emails baick into the inbox I keep getting). Now, being the nice guy I am, I wont discuss the potential annoyance I could inflict if I had your cell phone number, but for now just don’t get on my bad side aye? (jk, Google has been notified of a certain “feature” that I am avoiding to mention and hopefully this will all be changed-if you have no idea what I am talking about, that’s ok…the less people that know the better)
Anyways, on to my next adventure…whatever that is..
5 responses to “Gmail Experiment”
oh. wow. yeah. I know what you’re thinking. that’s evil…
If you have an enemy…
All you have to do (with the current infrastructure being the way it is), is get their cell phone number. And since every cell phone number has an email address associated with it (ex: firstname.lastname@example.org), you could just enter your enemy’s phone address in a bunch of spam related web sites (get a laptop for free today! just fill out our questionare!). And since they’re not supposed to be sending spam anyways, it’s a completely untraceable method of retaliation.
A mere 5000 spam emails at 10 cents a message comes out to an extra whopping $500 on the phone bill. Simply horrid.
I wonder if this has been done yet and what steps the cell phone companies have in place to prevent it?
It’s probably time to get a new job, hoss.
…I am working on that 😉
anyone else on gmail having problems ?
gmail is fine on adsl, but on my 3g card i can surf net no problem, talk on google talk no problem, but i cannot reply to any gmail mail. also cannot compose and send attachments. can recieve mail fine.
thought it was my beta firefox im using so tried IE but still same problem.
sometimes can reply to a mail but not always, especially if there is an attachment in it…
but gmail is fine on adsl so i know its not gmail themselves. 2 friends have also complained about their gmail on 3g today..