Gmail is quite something

Hakan Koseoglu hakan.koseoglu at
Sat Nov 29 14:28:00 UTC 2008

Hi Res,
Res said the following on 29/11/08 13:12:
> On Sat, 29 Nov 2008, Karl F. Larsen wrote:
> Yeah they make their money from all the spam their users send out that 
> they wont get off their lazy ass and do anything about
Never had a problem with spam and Google, unlike Hotmail. Their spam filter is quite excellent, unfortunately it decides some glibberish mails from various Linux and Java mailing lists I subscribe to are spam - luckily not very often.

And Google doesn't make money from sending mail, they make money by selling our profile and showing us unobtrusive advertisements when using Google and Gmail. I am also a Yahoo Mail user and prefer Google Mail many times over since I'm sick of Yahoo's in-your-face-advertisements.
Once upon a time you couldn't read a couple of mails subsequently w/o getting a full screen ad - I've stopped using them for day to day so I hope they've learned their lesson from Google and stopped doing that.

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