Wednesday, June 13, 2007

new approach to email

I'm trying an experiment just now - all my e-mail is deleted - if you want to send me a message you need to put it on a web log (sorry, blog) or wikipedia, and I will get a google alert on a (private, whilelist only) mail address and will get back to you. This both rate limits how often new people can send to me, and scales my mail to google's search/alert system, which is probably better than the university's - of course, if everyone did it it might be very interesting!

three things one hopes to learn
a. how fast google scan/alert stuff runs
(it hasn't found michael dales blog of my email autoanswer yet, but its early days
b. how many people care
c. if anyone thinks of an attack...

2 comments:

quentinsf said...

Perhaps, then, the easiest way to contact you is by posting comments on your blog posts? :-)

clog said...

i suspect statusq gets visited by gargoyle^H^H^Hgoogle more often than paravirtualisation

but whaddyino (TM)

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