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Old 21 May 2009, 03:26 AM   #1
WebSight
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Amount of SPAM increasing

I have noticed over the last several days the amount of spam coming into my Gmail account is increasing dramatically.

I was wondering if anyone else has noticed this.
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Old 27 May 2009, 07:03 AM   #2
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Funny you should ask. I have a Gmail account which I rarely check, have only used to send to 3 or 4 people, and have never used it to sign up or purchase anything. And on the advice of EMD, I included a number in the handle to deter spam.

I logged in to find an accumulation of around 300 spam items.
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Old 29 May 2009, 10:47 PM   #3
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No not a single spam here. I use google each third minute download via email client and no spam for months as far as I know.

Have you guy been unlucky to give it away too openly on forum or on blog sites?
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Old 30 May 2009, 04:07 AM   #4
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I haven't necessarily noticed a jump in the number of spam. However, I have noticed a greater effectiveness in Gmail spam filters. That is to say in the past few weeks, my false positives have been just about eliminated. False negatives are a still a (very) minor problem.
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Old 1 Jun 2009, 04:57 AM   #5
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I agree although I'm reporting all my spam through spamcop but it's still averaging 15-30 spans in my spam folder which does feel an awful lot for gmail.
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Old 1 Jun 2009, 02:14 PM   #6
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I'm getting about 5 to 15 spam messages per day in my Gmail account -- all correctly placed in the spam folder. I can't recall when a message was misclassified. Google's spam filters are great.
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Old 2 Jun 2009, 07:00 AM   #7
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I'm with you on the increase of spam

Was always impressed with Gmail's ability to eliminate virtually every single one. Today I had to mark 7 and report them as spam.

So now that we are more than one. Does anyone have suggestions that would make a difference?
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