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Posts: 1,229
Registered: ‎03-20-2011
My Device: Playbook, Z10 LE, Dev Alpha B, 2x Dev Alpha C
My Carrier: 3, Orange, Vodafone

Auto-email?

It has been asked if we can get this

 

The answer is both yes and no (the yes being it being possible, the no being should I write it?)

 

For respacable developers this is rather useful - less form to fill in

 

For Spammers - their dream

 

I guess I could write it and apply a huge license I waive for proper use

 

Its a complicated issue

 

Anyone got a good idea over this one?




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Posts: 676
Registered: ‎05-06-2012
My Device: Dev Alpha & PlayBook
My Carrier: wifi

Re: Auto-email?

I would find this useful as we currently have a login system which only requires email(no password), don't ask how.

Predicting the user's email before they even enter it would make logging in and sign up a single button press, rather then several to type out the email.

I think there are biggeer spam issues then this. Me and a friend discussed the fact that one could ask for contact files and upload all user's contacts to a database. If each person has on average 200 contacts you can imagine that an app with a few thousand users could easily acquire many emails/BBM/ect. to spam.

I don't think it's a big issue because what does it provide the hacker with? A list of emails to spam big woop... the same amount of effort could be used to actually make an app that would likely make more money then sending out a spam message to X number of people.

You could also ask for shared file access under disguise of allowing a user to upload a photo but instead delete random files stored on their device.

Again what benefit would the hacker gain from doing that?
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Registered: ‎03-20-2011
My Device: Playbook, Z10 LE, Dev Alpha B, 2x Dev Alpha C
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Re: Auto-email?

Phil

 

This is the issue

 

Althought I can do it - should I?

 

I know you are good + trustworthy but not everyone I know is like me + you

 

I'd be happy you let you have it but the wider population is where I get scared

 

Sorry - funeral stuff




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Registered: ‎03-20-2011
My Device: Playbook, Z10 LE, Dev Alpha B, 2x Dev Alpha C
My Carrier: 3, Orange, Vodafone

Re: Auto-email?

Oh

 

Look up the FaceBook API

 

Dead easy as long as you have a server

 

Sleepy time for Simon

 

 




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