Is anyone getting spam in their Gmail accounts? I am, and I have two observations:
1. The subject titles don’t look anything like the spam I get with my Hotmail account (I don’t open them to see what’s inside). So Google appears to be doing a pretty good job of filtering out the “regular” junk, but some spammers are now getting around it.
2. So far, all the spam I’ve seen have been dumped straight into the spam folder, which is good. But I’d rather not be receiving them in the first place.
I don’t know how fruitful this will be, but I’m curious whether there are patterns we can detect – e.g., if your username is johndoe, then it may be more susceptible to spam than, say, john.doe.123.xyz. Does anyone get spam that goes into the inbox? How much spam do you get, if any? I’m assuming that, just as with any other email address, if you publicize it on a website or sign up for mailing lists with it, then it’ll soon been inundated with junk – has anyone dared to do that? How good is Gmail’s spam filter?