Changing The Inbox

from the redefining-email dept

Email is widely considered the “killer app” of the internet, but some are wondering if it’s getting a bit worn around the edges. While stories about how spam is killing email can be found almost anywhere, some are suggesting that email has many other problems as well. Now, it appears that just about everyone is trying to “reinvent” email – but you have to wonder just how far it should go. While improving the interface can be good, it’s always difficult to make major changes to something that people feel so comfortable with. Email does have its limitations, but so many people have already adapted to them, that forcing them to change again (unless it’s done very well) may create more problems than it solves.

Rate this comment as insightful
Rate this comment as funny
You have rated this comment as insightful
You have rated this comment as funny
Flag this comment as abusive/trolling/spam
You have flagged this comment
The first word has already been claimed
The last word has already been claimed
Insightful Lightbulb icon Funny Laughing icon Abusive/trolling/spam Flag icon Insightful badge Lightbulb icon Funny badge Laughing icon Comments icon

Comments on “Changing The Inbox”

Subscribe: RSS Leave a comment
NOBODY (user link) says:

Re: No Subject Given

And that’s exactly what people are talking about doing. I think the idea of e-mail is a good one, but why not come up with a new protocol that would be more secure and more useful. You can call it anything you want. Call it e-mail. As long as it serves the same general purpose, and is backwards compatible, I don’t think anyone would even notice.

Add Your Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here

Comment Options:

Make this the or (get credits or sign in to see balance) what's this?

What's this?

Techdirt community members with Techdirt Credits can spotlight a comment as either the "First Word" or "Last Word" on a particular comment thread. Credits can be purchased at the Techdirt Insider Shop »

Follow Techdirt

Techdirt Daily Newsletter

Techdirt Deals
Techdirt Insider Discord
The latest chatter on the Techdirt Insider Discord channel...