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GMail's spam systems are individualised for each user, it'll soon learn what is and what isn't spam after you have used it for a while.
I keep hearing very different reactions to the spam filtering from people. Makes me wonder if certain people are on a different system to others as the characteristics of the filtering seem to be on opposite ends of the spectrum.
as the characteristics of the filtering seem to be on opposite ends of the spectrum.
Having had Gmail since it's inception and dealing with a moderate amount of mail - 1000+ per day through 3 accounts - I have noticed that the SPAM filtering goes through cycles.
At times we will see a large number of SPAM in the in-box. As we mark these as SPAM over the course of a few days the numbers become less and less. At the same time a few actual e-mails reach the SPAM box. After marking these as "not SPAM" the system seems to right itself and everything returns to normal - no real mail in the SPAM box and only the odd one in the in-box.
It occurs to me that the spammers figure out a way around the filters and then it takes a few days for Gmail to adjust.
Right now everything is working pretty well.
In all my other email accounts I receive loads of spam and it's not that I have a wierd name that spam generators couldn't generate.
Full marks to Google I say!