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Wish-I-Were-Fishn

gmail getting lots of spam

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Yeah, most of it gets directed to the spam folder automatically, but I have noticed more sneaking into the Inbox lately. Maybe one or two a week now, when before I got zero in the inbox.

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Smashbox cosmetics is about the only one I get almost daily.. but it goes directly to my spam folder.

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I have an old AOL account that I have forwarded into my gmail. It looks like most of it is coming from there.

Now THAT does not surprise me. I hate AOL, but still get an occasional good email from that old address so I keep it. My bad smile

- WIWF

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I'd venture a guess that the AOL is likely the culprit as you mentioned. I have a Yahoo account that is filthy with spam all the time.

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As spam filters get more sophisticated, so do the Spammers. They find ways to get past the filters for a while til the spam filters find a way to block the new stuff. Same thing with viruses. Cat and mouse games!!

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I get a lot of spam in my gmail spam box whenever I post a listing on craigs.

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And you will Big Dave. I haven't found out what exactly they are trying to accomplish by posting fake interest emails, but people beware. It's annoying and it's totally out of HSO-Classifieds's hands from what they've told me.

On the topic though, gmail is the only email program I've found that is the cleaniest for spam. Unless, I stress, Unless you take part in an internet survey, in which the wife did once and I now have on ave. 60 spam mails per day. My other gmail accts are exceptionally clean going on 2years now.

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That is why I have two seperate email accounts. One that I use for anything that could possibly be used for spam. And another that I only give out to family and friends. Most weeks I get over 600 emails sent to my spam account, none that are of any use to me and about 90% get thrown directly into the spam folder. My personal account may get a dozen junk emails a week but they go directly into my spam folder. This method works great, especially when you have your email pushed directly to your cellphone.

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Same here. When signing up for various things on the internet it's handy to have a "throw-away" email address. I have a Yahoo account that I use anytime an email account is required for online forms, etc.

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