Rant On The Myspace E-mail System

August 31, 2008

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Now you know if you read my blog regularly that I don’t have the higest respect for Myspace.  I have been using Myspace more and the issues of it’s flaw just become more glaring with me over time.
Issues:

1.  There is no method for saving e-mails.   None, other then copy and paste – which is a huge pain in the ass.   While I do have the first snippet saved in a gmail notification I would prefer to have the whole message saved off and archiving.

2.  After two weeks it deletes your sent messages – WTF?  Why can’t I decide to clean out my inbox – if you want to clean them out why don’t you give me the option to automatically export a copy out for myself in my home e-mail account?

3.  Notifications – theoretically it wouldn’t take much more bandwidth to send me the whole message – I have no problem logging into your site to reply to email – but send me the complete email and not the first 140 characters.

I understand e-mail is not a priority for them, and not a focus of the site.  I understand they are a walled garden.  Dammit though, with the user base some interoperability with their e-mail would be nice.

I hate you Myspace.

4 thoughts on “Rant On The Myspace E-mail System

  1. I completely agree – the problem is the people that I can't find anywhere else – in and of itself I loath myspace – I can't turn some people around that it's not what the “Internet” is.

    It's a sign of the technological divide.

  2. I completely agree – the problem is the people that I can't find anywhere else – in and of itself I loath myspace – I can't turn some people around that it's not what the “Internet” is.

    It's a sign of the technological divide.

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