SQL Server Performance

A Free Email Account Experiment-- Limit Testing

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side of Being a DBA' started by rhartness, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. rhartness New Member

    Today I read an article about Yahoo! email accounts and it got me thinking-- of the major free email providers, what would it take to max out an email account to the point that the accounts were rendered a.) nonfunctional and b.) so large that the accounts were closed by the service providers.

    To find out, I've created two email accounts (with hopefully more to come) where I am asking any and everyone to forward as much email to them as they possibly can. Yes, that's right, I'm asking for loads of junk mail to be sent to these addresses for this experiment.

    I've created a blog that I will chronicle my findings on at http://maxoutmail.blogspot.com/. Please go there if you'd like to check out the current stats.

    Please share my page with any and all who might be interested in this wacky and mostly pointless experiment. If you would like to participate in this experiment, I ask that you please avoid creating scripts that will send a ton of 10MB emails every 10 milliseconds. I'm sure someone will eventually try to do that but for starters I'm trying to keep that type of a behavior to a minimum. It's more fun that way!

    Oh, and in case you would just like the email addresses they are:



    Thanks 1,000,000!
  2. khtan New Member

    why not just register your email with those spammer. You will get tons of it every day [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]<br /><br /><hr noshade size="1"><br /><font color="blue"><font size="1"><i>KH</i></font id="size1"></font id="blue">
  3. satya Moderator

    Or just open your email from a unsecured wireless location then you are invited with lot of spams [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />].<br /><br /><b>Satya SKJ</b><br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br />Writer, Contributing Editor & Moderator<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com>http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com</a><br /><center><font color="teal"><font size="1">This posting is provided AS IS with no rights for the sake of <i>knowledge sharing. <hr noshade size="1">The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.</i></font id="size1"></font id="teal"></center>

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