Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Why we Hate E-mails?

Electronic-mailing is a way of composing, sending, storing, receiving personal or public messages to a recipient using the Internet over electronic communications system.

Om Malik’s apprehensions and perceptions with e-mailing is a bit of an exaggeration for me. He cited points that are a little out ways on the overhand of it. But he has a point, a very gist point that will interpenetrate the minds of people who are using e-mailing. I will admit that, while e-mail has some wonderful advantages, it isn't exactly without its pitfalls. We have a whole generation of workers coming through the ranks now who don't have the communication skills that many before us had. The art of conversation is undoubtedly dying and the business world will suffer as a result. E-mail surely have some problems concerning of spam, spam junk, and the likes. You received useless messages such as updates from socialization sites (Friendster, Myspace, Hi5, Multiply and etc.), invitation to school pranksters sites, spam about everyone is watching NBA (as if I care!) and everybody is watching SREA (what is SREA all about!?), mails about a new found fossil egg, and the other unwanted messages. This is in such reasons of that e-mail can received messages that tend to be an alien message. But there are phenomena on the usefulness of e-mail. These are spamming and e-mail worms. Spamming is unsolicited commercial e-mail. Because of the very low cost of sending e-mail, spammers can send hundreds of millions of e-mail messages each day over an inexpensive Internet connection. Hundreds of active spammers sending this volume of mail results in information overload for many computer users who receive tens or even hundreds of junk messages each day. E-mail worms use e-mail as a way of replicating themselves into vulnerable computers. Although the first e-mail worm affected computers, the problem is most common today on the more popular Microsoft Windows operating system. E-mails are having privacy problems also without the security precautions, it can be compromised. E-mail messages are generally not encrypted and have to go through intermediate computers before reaching their destination, meaning it is relatively easy for others to intercept and read messages. Many Internet Service Providers (ISP) store copies of your e-mail messages on their mail servers before they are delivered. The backups of these can remain up to several months on their server, even if you delete them in your mailbox and the Received: headers and other information in the e-mail can often identify the sender, preventing anonymous communication. Malik’s words are deafening to the ear of e-mail lovers. But he is still right. E-mail is slowly killing the Internet usage into its deepest concerns. Being aware of the limitations is half the battle in making sure that your e-mails are clear and result in what you intended, not what someone else thought you might have intended.

E-mails are useful but it can be a vicious killer application of Internet. It could worsen the infrastructure of the Web because of billions of spasm and e-mail worms that are multiplying right under the nose of e-mail users.

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5 comments:

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