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#1 bwelford

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:14 PM

I happened to be checking my Gmail Spam folder for a message that might have been misdirected.  I happened to notice the following message had been sent there:

 

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It may be true that many others mark similar messages as spam.  Or perhaps Google doesn't feel I should see such messages in case in a moment of weakness I decide to create a link arrangement that Google doesn't like.  Has anyone else had messages sent to spam where Google seems to be cutting out anything it doesn't like?



#2 tam

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:25 PM

I don't know about google deliberately filtering email for nefarious purposes. But, as the account the email which google has flagged 'many people identifying as spam' comes from a gmail account, you'd think they'd take action against the account holder!



#3 test-ok

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 12:56 AM

I don't put anything past Google, with the data they collect and crunch, they have way too much information on and about us.

The only thing that makes sense to me is google uses the data base where others have flagged it as spam so after so many spam reports it's auto.

 

you'd think they'd take action against the account holder!

maybe because the person will just sign up again and google will be at square 1. Google knows that address and I doubt anyone see's any emails from it. Using the...don't let them know we caught em, they'll just start with a fresh email.



#4 Grumpus

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 06:02 AM

My guess is the flag that got it marked as spam was the "(dot)com" character sequence in the body of the message.



#5 Ken Fisher

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 07:45 AM

My guess is the flag that got it marked as spam was the "(dot)com" character sequence in the body of the message.

 

Makes sense. For what its worth, I have never used my gmail for business. I didn't even know I had a spam folder either. Shows how much I use it



#6 EGOL

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 11:00 AM

I never look in my spam folder but looked today because of this discussion.

 

There were about 2000 messages in there from the past 30 days.   Several were SEO proposals, a ton of messages from PR companies, but most were the spammy commercial messages for weight loss, payday loans, etc.

 

I did find one message that, in my opinion, should have been delivered to my inbox.  It was a product information question for one of my ecommerce sites - about a month old.

 

 

 

I really like gmail because of the filtering abilities.  I have lots of filters set up to trash messages based upon content, subject and sender.  

 

My trash was full of invitations to connect on LinkedIn, reminders from LinkedIn, more crap from LinkedIn, PR companies spammers that I have banned from my inbox, PR spam messages that were trashed because of filters, messages from a few people who used to bug me. 

 

Yes, the filters are working great.  I wish I could do the same with my telephone.   If phone calls had subject lines my phone would ring at least 40% less often.





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