BBspot


Archives
 
BBlog
Happy Thanksgiving and a BBeliever Daily Links - 11/10/11 Daily Links - 11/2/11
BBloopers
Fun at Sea
Football Fans
Great College
Top 11
Top 11 Things Geeks Would Do After Being Rescued from a Mine
PC Weenies
The Neverending Story
Gratuity Not Included
Uptime Downtime
Geek Horoscopes
Random Geek Horoscopes
Classics
How White and Nerdy Are You?
Bush Proposes Faith- Based Firewalls for Government Computers
Microsoft Purchases Evil From Satan
Slashdot Story Generator
Which OS Are You?
Teen Using MySpace to Lure Bands to Los Angeles
The BBook of Geek
Recommended
Fark
[H]ard Folding Team
The Toque
Worth 1000
Joe the Peacock
PC Weenies
Mental Floss
Smashing Games
Free Codecs
SlushFactory
Geek Press
Wil Wheaton
Jonathan Coulton
I-Mockery
Um... Things
Jokes Gallery
Funny Pictures
More Links

Monday, August 19 12:00 AM ET

Norton Releases Antiregret Software as Part of Norton Antivirus

By Nikolaj Borg and Brian Briggs

Cupertino, CA - Norton has added a new feature to their popular antivirus software which helps prevents computer users from sending embarrassing emails. 

Bill Rodgers from Symantec said, "If you've ever sent an email you regretted later? Maybe you fired off some drunken rant, or you just send a personal mail to the wrong person?  Our "antiregret" feature keeps these bad emails from leaving your computer."

The scanner evaluates the email, both content and recipients, and uses Bayesian evaluation and cross-checking with a vast library of dumb or regretted e-mails to help warn you before sending an e-mail.

The system learns as it monitors your outgoing mail.  If an email goes out that you later regret, you can mark it as "regret" so the next time it will be blocked. 

Related News

Symantec Patches Buggy Sircam Virus

Microsoft Antispyware Tool Removes Internet Explorer

Virus Writer's Mom Makes Him Apologize to Everyone

"A user can bypass the blocking features, but only after 24 hours have gone by.   This gives them time to cool off, and to decide if they really want to tell their boss that he's a 'big hairy jerk that needs to use more deodorant,'" said Rodgers.

Initial user reaction has been positive.  Frank Hipple from Detroit, Michigan said, "I put 'I love you,' in an email to a girl I just dated.  The software noticed I hadn't sent her any previous emails and flagged it as potentially regretful. Thank you Mr. Norton."

The software has several user settings to set the level of regret.  If the user has a high tolerance for regret the software will only block death threats or illegal activity.  While the low tolerance setting will block all email to relatives and the opposite sex.
Story Options:
Related
Discuss
Share
Print
Previous Story:

Printer Cables
Next Story:

Saved by EULA

 
 
RSS Feed Subscribe
Follow on Twitter Follow Us on Twitter
Facebook Fan Us on Facebook
Amazon Find the BBook

 

  Politics Contact FAQs
A
D

sharepoint survey web part - make money online

Copyright 1999-2008 by BBspot LLC
BBspot is a satire news and comedy source and meant to be funny. If you are easily offended, gullible or don't have a sense of humor we suggest you go elsewhere.