will goog ever fight spam?

adam lasnik from google posts this below (flattered a googler reads my blog). while he’s marketing google’s ever present plethora of useful services, i will point out to him (them) that google should consider offering a universal spam blocking service. seems in line with other services like popup blocking and way more useful to most of us that a new free version of ms office. also in line with do no evil but goes further – stop others’ evil.

Google Apps (http://google.com/a) offers the option to access your gmail with a Blackberry directly (no need for POP downloading), and — as others have noted — our spam filtering is pretty decent ๐Ÿ™‚

3 thoughts on “will goog ever fight spam?

  1. Gmail’s spam filtering is incredible…compared to Ymail and MSN theres absolutely no comparison.
    Hey while they’re at it, why not an ad-supported virus program? I know just aboout every non-technical user I know would install it in about 10 seconds.

  2. I setup “Google Apps For Your Domain” for email and calendar for my startup’s domain and just recently started using the Google Blackberry application and I must say — it’s nice. One can also use Google Talk on the Blackberry as well.

  3. Ah, first… don’t knock the online “microsoft office” until you’ve tried it. I still keep Office on my machine at home, but use the Google stuff for collaboration with friends.
    re: fighting spam universally… in a way, we already do. If you have any other address that’s not affiliated with Google that can POP in mail (your university mail, earthlink, whatever), you can simply sign up for a “midpoint” sort of Gmail, and POP it over to whatever address you’ve liked. With that… no ads, free spamfighting from Google, and you get to use your own address. Personally, I still like the Gmail interface, so that’s what I use, but it’s not for everyone I suppose :).
    If you have another idea of how Google could fight spam “universally,” feel free to detail that. I don’t think Yahoo and MSN would take kindly to having one of our Webspam engineers taking over their operations, for starters ๐Ÿ˜›

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