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Originally posted December 8 2004 at 23:12 under Computing. 0 Comments. Trackbacks Disabled.

Gmail and Spam


Suddenly I seem to be getting a lot more spam to my GMail account. Ed first drew my attention to an increase in spam regarding his account a couple of days ago. I’m using POP3 to access my GMail account so hadn’t really noticed, but out of curiosity I just logged in to the web interface. I can date the increase pretty accurately. I tended to only ever have a couple of things in the spam folder (from a couple of “newsletters” I don’t really want and have been consistently spammed since I first got). On 1st December though a lot more junk started to appear (starting with some quality software at reasonable prices ;-) ). So, either my GMail address got trawled (perfectly possible) or the spammers are suddenly taking more notice of GMail addresses. GMail’s spam filtering seems to be doing a fine job though.

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