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News HP plans printers with e-mail addresses

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 8 Jun 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. sicone

    sicone New Member

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    My first thought was whether you get to choose what to print or if it does so automatically. If it prints automatically, I dread to imagine what you'd come home to find waiting for you!
     
  3. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    I can see these being a big hit, Its a great idea and makes wireless printing alot easier for the masses.
     
  4. Greenie

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    I expect it would only print automatically from address you tell it to. Otherwise it would run out of ink in less than a day printing the usual herbal remedies/viagra/enlargement spam.
     
  5. lacuna

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    Yes, it would be a nuisance if the spambots find your printers e-mail address

    Also, when will my printer be able to run Crysis? ;)
     
  6. Aterius Gmork

    Aterius Gmork smell the ashes

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    Surely HP wouldn't mind if they forgot such a feature.
    Hopefully they'll allow printing of xps files via attachement. That'd be awesome, no need for crappy HP drivers anymore.
     
  7. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    everyone got there before me, so i'm just gonna sing

    "spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam, wonderful spam, spam spam spam spam"
     
  8. deathtaker27

    deathtaker27 #noob

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    waits for the DOI attacks

    "Denial of ink" xD

    i guess this could be useful if done properly
     
  9. DriftCarl

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    I just set a rule in outlook and was suprised to see a print rule,
    If subject contains word "printer" then print the email.
    Worked perfectly so technically we can already get this capability without having an internet connected printer(though it would have to be connected to an internet connected laptop or PC with outlook running)
    Not sure how it would handle attachments but I really should be gettign on with my work so i cant test
     
  10. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Depends how fast it could print. My guess is no matter what setting you have it on, it'll run at about 30 frames per minute.
     
  11. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    I can't wait to e-mail people goatse.
     
  12. pendragon

    pendragon I pickle they

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    welll.... here's a lawsuit just waiting to happen .. I can see it now.. some numbskull parent will come home and find pr0n that was auto-printed from random email spam on their unsecured printer and flip out that their children were 'exposed' and sue HP :-[ .........otherwise this is a cool idea :)
     
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    There'd better be a password. Will it just be as simple as emailing the printer, or will there be some hoops to jump through?
     
  14. shaffaaf27

    shaffaaf27 The budget builder

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    but surely only YOU will get the emal, so only YOU can send the doc to that email to print?

    plus im sure it will need some sort of code int he emailt o print aswell.

    im sure HP ahave thought this through, and are ready for webos printers then.
     
  15. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    Except you guys underestimate the power of boredom and malice on the internet. There's a good chance that every printer will share a default password, or have a password that can be derived from the e-mail address. This is just like the canon portraits which you can e-mail to. It's a great idea, though it's more than open to abuse.
     
  16. DriftCarl

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    at the end of the day, its a more modern version of the fax machine :p
    fax number = email address
    there were no passwords or special codes on that when you wanted to send a fax to someone.
     
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    Sparrowhawk Wetsander

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    And you also got fax spam. Though this was back before people had a real big business model for spamming.
    Wanted to DOS/DOI someone? Start faxing them sheets of black construction paper.
     
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