Why Do I Get So Much Spam?
Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:22 AM
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Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:59 AM
Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:02 PM
I now use the above account regularly -- and I get maybe one spam every couple of days. I understand that Google automatically filters out 99% of spam -- and my own Gmail filters clean out the rest -- except for the occasional onesie and twosies that make it into my spam folder or inbox.
Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:46 AM
However, even though I think I disabled spam filtering everywhere, I recently happened to look in my spam folder and I saw messages I never put there and that my local spam rules don't cover. I didn't see any useful messages there but I might have missed some. I will just have to hope I don't miss any important email.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:44 AM
I almost never get spam as a result of providing alternate email addresses to commercial web sites. Most legit business minded site operators have figured out they can take long term loses for the short term gain of selling or even not protecting, their clients' email addresses.