Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 8 Jun 2010.
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!
I can see these being a big hit, Its a great idea and makes wireless printing alot easier for the masses.
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.
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?
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.
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"
waits for the DOI attacks
"Denial of ink" xD
i guess this could be useful if done properly
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
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.
I can't wait to e-mail people goatse.
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
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?
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.
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.
at the end of the day, its a more modern version of the fax machine
fax number = email address
there were no passwords or special codes on that when you wanted to send a fax to someone.
They had this already a few years back:
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.
Separate names with a comma.