Gmail Protection Finally Foiled

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Posted on March 01, 2005 9:24 AM in Computers
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The very first spam email made its way into my Gmail inbox this morning. Up until now, though I have been getting spammed pretty regularly, all of the spam was put in its rightful place – the Spam folder. It's a shame I didn't quite make it a full year without any spam reaching my inbox, but pretty darn close. I'd salute Google for doing such a good job of protecting my inbox, but with the recent surge of new members and this latest, albeit minor, setback, I'll take solace in clicking the "Report Spam" button and see how things go from here.


Janine on March 01, 2005 at 1:15 PM:

Last week I also had the first spam email delivered to my gmail account. Although I haven't had my account for as long as you have, I still didn't think getting one was all that bad.
I've had hotmail accounts in the past for the same amount of time that I've had this gmail account and the difference (as expected and hoped for) is night & day.

Kind of funny too that I have 50 gmail accounts that I could give away but no one needs them anymore. I wasn't cool enough and didn't have a gmail account back when it was like being a part of a secret society :)


James on March 03, 2005 at 6:15 AM:

I had a similar experience, but with Apple's Safari web browser. For a long time, Safari has capably eliminated all pop-ups as a surf, but over the past couple of weeks, some have begun to slip through. Clearly advertisers have figured out how to circumvent Safari's heretofore very capable screening function, and that makes me a little sad.


James on March 03, 2005 at 8:34 AM:

Oops. There's a sentence up there that should have read as I surf, not as a surf. Stupid fingers!


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