gmail and spam

  Kate B 14:21 11 Dec 2004

I don't use my gmail account very much since it isn't pop3 but I just went and checked it - CHOCKA with spam! Is gmail the new hotmail?

  Forum Editor 15:01 11 Dec 2004

I think we all had a sneaking suspicion that this would be the case.

If was a spammer, sitting there with some software that generates random names for any domain I think I might give the poor old hotmail account holders a bit of a miss, and start generating a million or so names for Gmail.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 15:19 11 Dec 2004

Why am I not surprised?


  smokingbeagle 15:25 11 Dec 2004

and it is the one I've been using for newsletters / competitions etc.

  bobbyburtie 16:14 11 Dec 2004

I haven't had any in mine either, and it is now possible to set it up as a pop3 mail account.

  Charence 16:32 11 Dec 2004

I'm getting around 2 spam mail everyday now on my GMail account. I've not even used it to register for anything on the internet!

I lost internet access yesterday, and when I checked my Hotmail today, it had 22 spam mail. It's not so bad now because the bigger inbox sizes mean our mail accounts don't get full quite as quickly.


  powerless 16:39 11 Dec 2004

Amazingly Powerless does not care about spam anymore.

His gmail filterines are 100% effective at this time, and his POP3 is working like a charm.

  VoG II 16:49 11 Dec 2004

No spam on my GMail account.

  g0nvs 16:58 11 Dec 2004

None on mine either.

  fourjays 17:42 11 Dec 2004

I don't have a hotmail or gmail account. However, I get a minimum of 100 spams to my 'postmaster/webmaster' accounts (for my website) everyday. I am actually starting to find them a good morning read. I just can't help laughing at them.

Although I shouldn't really, as someone else will click the links and buy fraudulent goods from the spammers.

  Charence 19:18 11 Dec 2004

"His gmail filterines are 100% effective at this time"

Do you mean you've setup filters to block spam? How? Do enlighten us please!


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