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    Gmail

    Some tend to say GMail spam protection is good, I disagree ...
    (FYI I have never used this as a main e-mail account, it's always been for testing mail relaying, etc - so my address has probably just been harvested!). It's real carnage ...

    http://www.imgarchive.org/uploads/e03848403d.png

    -D

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    Hmm, all that junk is in the spam box folder. What part are they not doing right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bear
    Hmm, all that junk is in the spam box folder. What part are they not doing right?
    That's his inbox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bear
    Hmm, all that junk is in the spam box folder. What part are they not doing right?
    That's the inbox being viewed, not the spam folder
    Steve

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    Oops..don't use Gmail much....only noticed the number next to the spam folder.
    Carry on.

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    That's some pretty bad spam! How long has that email address been active?

    Have you contacted or shown Gmail?

    Quote Originally Posted by bear
    Oops..don't use Gmail much....only noticed the number next to the spam folder.
    Carry on.

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    I gotta say. I've had my email since Google UK had to change to GoogleMail.com and I don't see any spam. BT Internet Mail on the other hand is rubbish.

    Maybe I'm just careful with my email address? I donno.
    Sean

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    I'd get a new email, a lot of spiders have picked up your email, and it's probably been sold to 3 million spammers, so get a new email.

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    I only get 3 or 4 spam e-mails every day to the inbox of my Gmail account. As for the spam folder..

    Spam (9172)
    You are currently using 194 MB (7%) of your 2773 MB.

    Someday I'll use 100%, someday...
    Michael Chase
    Clear-Data Internet Services - Inexpensive website, reseller, and game server hosting.

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    I just generally think their spam protection is rubbish, we use Postini for the business and I get no spam at all, not a single message. Previously I got hundreds.

    I also fail to see how else the address could have been found other than by means of harvesting because I only created the address to test things with - I never signed up to any site using it... rather scary.

    Dan

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    One of mine looks a lot like that

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    That's nothing.

    Inbox (10132)

    Granted I haven't checked it in about a month.

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    Hi,

    I must disagree with you because I get over 200 spams daily and only 3-4 are coming in my Inbox, there can't be a prefect spam filter.

    For me GMail is doing a great job.

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    I've been getting more spam in my Gmail account Inbox latly. It's been good in the past.

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    I only get 3 or 4 spam e-mails every day to the inbox of my Gmail account. As for the spam folder..

    Spam (9172)
    You are currently using 194 MB (7%) of your 2773 MB.

    Someday I'll use 100%, someday...
    I am using 851 MB (31%) of my 2773 MB. I am closer than you are...

    Anyways, I don't get that much spam with Gmail as with other webmails. I think it is awesome. They manage to filter out spam in Chinese as well, something which most spam filters don't filter out...


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