Thursday, June 10, 2010

That's a *lot* of spam

I've got into the habit of emptying my Gmail spam folder daily - but, having decided not to for a bit, I've been surprised by how much I've received since Monday:The reason I get so much is that I've used my (actual - not masked) e-mail address across the web for years in order to help out customers and join in discussions (and hence spammers have added my address to their lists), letting the spam filters take the strain. Now that all my e-mail accounts are aggregated on Google though, it's not exactly a big strain to take.

And for the record, I've had no false positives (mails classified as spam when they shouldn't have been) and only 2 false negatives (mails that weren't classified as spam but should have been) this week, and now I've reported those as spam hopefully the spam filter on Google means they won't reappear!

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