[REBOL] Re: I've had it with email.
From: acmetech:sonic at: 28-Jul-2002 23:28
Erm, I haven't tried IOS yet, so I/we can claim I have partial ignorance.
I'm not the programmer I wish I could be, so haven't been able to make fruitful certain
ideas, like this one that I think has big potential. If not via REBOL, then via something
A REBOL script, distributed all over the country/world on rebol-friendly servers, the
only purpose of which would be to report the headers of suspect (spamish) email to a
more central rebol-friendly server. Ie, a hierarchical system of reblets on servers that
instantly detect likely-spam email, or at least email originating from an unfamiliar
source, so that a centralized (rebol) spam-detector can notify constituents of current
spam-attacks. Perhaps one main server could at the top to determine which email is spam,
or perhaps several, cooperative servers could share the job.
The easiest way to filter out spam is to only accept email from known (or automatically
verified) legitimate senders, ie those in your address book or who pass a password test,
but sometimes legit email gets blocked. But, if mass-mailings could be automatically
detected worldwide via distributed rebol applets, and then subscriber reblets could be
instantly notified to ignore the mass-mailings...
Oh well, still just a dream. IOS might "replace email" in the case of some corporations
(is that really in the cards?), but I see a lot more potential in just distributing
a hierarchialisable (whataword) system of rebol applets, worldwide, that can detect suspect
spam email, and automatically go back down the tree to notify constituents of which emails
on their pop servers are highly-probably safe to automatically delete.
Come on, 'replace email' with IOS? Aw man, if only I were a programmer...
>Those of you who've tried IOS have a good idea what I'm talking about. IOS has been
a great learning experience. Now, after more than 18 months of using IOS, the future
has become more clear. But, this is not intended to be an ad for IOS...
>The REBOL guy.
Ah, you hate Microsoft too! So comrade, ven do vee plan to defect?