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Friday, October 28, 2005

 
Has anyone else noticed that the Google Mail filter isn't really doing its job very well at the moment. In the last couple of days I've had several bits of spam that have made it directly into my inbox (note: not my spam folder). The title of the latest piece is HAVE A THICKER & LONGER D!CK IN 1-2 MONTH sugar which should actually be fairly easy to pick up. Let's hope it sorts itself out soon.

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It's never worked as well as the filters my ISP uses; it makes more errors in both directions.

It was awful for many months after gmail launched, then since then it waxes and wanes. It has been quite bad lately. I expect spammers find ways around it and Google keeps tweaking things.

I'd prefer they simply license what my ISP uses, but that may not scale to their size.

In contrast, Yahoo's filter is excellent.

I get a huge volume of spam do the way my mail flows into Gmail, so I've gotten a better sense of this than most. (My very old email addresses redirect into Gmail.)
 
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