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For a long while, I didn't really get many/any messages in my gmail spam folder. Now I am starting to see more. I don't know if this reflects a shift in spamming capabilities or not, but I have an alternative hypothesis. If spam filtering is so effective that most of us don't actually see any spam anymore (it's detected and filtered out even before it reaches our spamboxes), we start taking that facility for granted, and start to forget the reason we all got gmail accounts in the first place. [There's also the whole "training the spam filter" element, of course; I do occasionally find legitimate messages in there, usually sent from Hotmail or Yahoo accounts.]

Similarly, I am starting to wonder if Microsoft tweaked a whole bunch of idiotic formatting baloney in order to make users of Microsoft products more aware of the fact that they are using Microsoft products, as they have to hunt around and find various menus and icons and drop-downs to figure out how to undo the irritating automated tools and formatting.

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pigshitpoet
Jan. 26th, 2016 04:39 am (UTC)
; )))))
i noticed there were no messages...

let me be the first

ciao bella!
rebeccmeister
Jan. 26th, 2016 07:58 pm (UTC)
Re: ; )))))
Heeeh! Actually, it was only in the recent LJ cleanup of e-mail notifications that I finally switched my notifications over to gmail from a hotmail account. Hotmail was filtering out all of the notifications before I ever saw them, because apparently LJ is entirely composed of spam.
pigshitpoet
Jan. 27th, 2016 01:08 am (UTC)
Re: ; )))))
i know bloggers are now considered spammers, but FB loves crap posts that rival even spam..

i liked when spam was just mushed meat in a can.

this virtual world is getting to me
stay human
; )
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