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    How come email is still the same ?

    I was wondering how, despite all the innovations happening on the internet, email is the one space where I see practically nothing.

    Why do you think this is so ?
    Do you have a wishlist of sorts on how you'd like email to be ?

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    Re: How come email is still the same ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ged25 View Post
    I was wondering how, despite all the innovations happening on the internet, email is the one space where I see practically nothing.

    Why do you think this is so ?
    Do you have a wishlist of sorts on how you'd like email to be ?
    in what respect.

    It is electronic mail that has pretty much stay the same cos thats what it is.

    what do you wanna see changed ?
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    Re: How come email is still the same ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ged25 View Post
    I was wondering how, despite all the innovations happening on the internet, email is the one space where I see practically nothing.

    Why do you think this is so ?
    Do you have a wishlist of sorts on how you'd like email to be ?

    Because, despite how your mail client or mail service may make the mail prettier, in the end it all started with something like this

    Code:
    S: 220 smtp.domain2.com ESMTP Postfix
    C: HELO relay.domain.com
    S: 250 Hello relay.domain.com, I am glad to meet you
    C: MAIL FROM:<dangertux@domain.com>
    S: 250 Ok
    C: RCPT TO:<haqking@domain2.com>
    S: 250 Ok
    C: RCPT TO:<OP@example.com>
    S: 250 Ok
    C: DATA
    S: 354 End data with <CR><LF>.<CR><LF>
    C: From: "dangertux" <dangertux@domain.com>
    C: To: "haqking" <haqking@domain2.com>
    C: Cc: OP@domain2.com
    C: Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2011 16:02:43 -0500
    C: Subject: This is an email
    C:
    C: haqking,
    C: check out this thread on ubuntu forums  http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=11284365
    C: regards,
    C: dt
    C: .
    S: 250 Ok: queued as 12345
    C: QUIT
    S: 221 Bye
    Last edited by Dangertux; September 25th, 2011 at 06:02 PM.

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    Re: How come email is still the same ?

    Because it works. What do you want to see? Social networked emails? The day there is a "share this email on facebook" button in my email is the day I quit using computers.
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    Re: How come email is still the same ?

    I blame the change-resistant masses. See Google Wave, if people actually cared about it and free email providers (other than Google) adopted it, it would have revolutionised online communication.

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    Re: How come email is still the same ?

    IRC has not changed since it was born.
    Torrent has only gotten niftier connection setups since it was born.
    Forums has not changed since the 90s either.
    Facebook is not that different from myspace and a lot of other "social network" pages from the day, its just that it got popular enough to warrant its own status.

    So what about email? I mean, what is there to change? You can add in attachments, and you can write in text. And you can send it to any email domain.
    Its basically "physical letters v2.0", or that was the dream.
    No, what has happened is that email is being "replaced" or "new users want to use something other than mail", and in this case people use stuff like Skype instead of sending mail.

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    Re: How come email is still the same ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dangertux View Post
    Because, despite how your mail client or mail service may make the mail prettier, in the end it all started with something like this

    Code:
    S: 220 smtp.domain2.com ESMTP Postfix
    C: HELO relay.domain.com
    S: 250 Hello relay.domain.com, I am glad to meet you
    C: MAIL FROM:<dangertux@domain.com>
    S: 250 Ok
    C: RCPT TO:<haqking@domain.com>
    S: 250 Ok
    C: RCPT TO:<OP@example.com>
    S: 250 Ok
    C: DATA
    S: 354 End data with <CR><LF>.<CR><LF>
    C: From: "dangertux" <dangertux@domain.com>
    C: To: "haqking" <haqking@domain2.com>
    C: Cc: OP@domain2.com
    C: Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2011 16:02:43 -0500
    C: Subject: This is an email
    C:
    C: haqking,
    C: check out this thread on ubuntu forums  http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=11284365
    C: regards,
    C: dt
    C: .
    S: 250 Ok: queued as 12345
    C: QUIT
    S: 221 Bye
    ha ha i guess email does need to be changed, cos i never got this one LOL
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    Re: How come email is still the same ?

    Quote Originally Posted by BeRoot ReBoot View Post
    I blame the change-resistant masses. See Google Wave, if people actually cared about it and free email providers (other than Google) adopted it, it would have revolutionised online communication.
    I don't think Google Wave failed because of change resistant people but because it was just redundant. I'm interested to see if Google+ really takes off, because again, it's rather redundant.
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    Re: How come email is still the same ?

    Sure, email works fine. But everything worked fine until someone came and made it better. In most cases, there has always been iterations of some kind on products.
    Email seems to be missing this.

    IMO all this "this is end of email" type responses show that people are looking for something better than email but nothing seems to be an effective.

    One of the things I'd like changed in email is encryption. I know you can do it yourself but unless your recipient is also on board, it doesn't work.

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    Re: How come email is still the same ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ged25 View Post
    Sure, email works fine. But everything worked fine until someone came and made it better. In most cases, there has always been iterations of some kind on products.
    Email seems to be missing this.

    IMO all this "this is end of email" type responses show that people are looking for something better than email but nothing seems to be an effective.

    One of the things I'd like changed in email is encryption. I know you can do it yourself but unless your recipient is also on board, it doesn't work.
    unless your recipient is on board is how it has to be other wise how they gonna decrypt it ?

    so again what does email not have now that it should ?
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