Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Email Spam Killers: Gmail and Yahoo

filters that kick spam butt

Spam email in my inbox is practically non-existent.

Both Gmail (Google) and Yahoo email accounts have quarantined (isolated and put into a special, restricted location) about 98% of all spam.

Gmail puts spam in the Spam folder.

Yahoo puts spam in the Bulk folder.

This makes it so much easier to Select All and Delete the spam messages.

Very rarely does a valid, wanted, expected message end up in these folders. And almost never does a spam message end up in my (valid message) inbox.

And most of the spam is PayPal and Ebay phishing con jobs, software "deals", or random meaningless junk--no porn, sex products, or other vile garbage. Those messages, if I am targeted for them, don't even make it to my account.

It's pretty amazing news...and it's refreshing to blog about some good news for a change. I want to express my appreciation for the filter makers at both companies. Awesome job, guys and ladies!

[signed] Steven Streight aka Vaspers the Grate

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