I have one email account which I use exclusively for friends and family and a different one for internet log-ins, on-line purchases, etc.
Although I do get the odd spam email on the “internet” account they are very few and far between. Conversely, I receive a fair amount of spam on my “personal” account which, I assume, is down to sloppy security by friends and family resulting in my address being harvested by spammers. I have found gmail’s spam filter to be extremely effective and it is extremely rarely that I have to mark anything as “Not Spam”.
However, this week I noticed I hadn’t received either of the twice-weekly PC Advisor newsletters and was surprised to find them in the Spam folder of my “internet” account. Similarly, I was equally surprised to find in the in-box of my “personal” account a financial newsletter which I long ago marked as spam and which, until now, has always been put straight into the spam folder. I have never subscribed to this newsletter (and even if I had I would have used my “internet” account and not my “personal” account) and I hesitate to click on “unsubscribe” as it would confirm my account as live.
Has gmail changed anything in the last week or two to account for this?