This morning, I opened up my email and had a strange experience. No email. Really? None? So just on a lark, I checked the spam folder. Mine was full of 3600 messages. So I started looking through. Before too long, I had 10 false positives. Ack!
No wonder I think GMail does a great job with my spam. It’s catching legit messages too.
A bunch of them were from LinkedIn. Seriously? LinkedIn should be whitelisted. I clicked on “Not Spam” but I it didn’t go through the pile and pull out other LinkedIn messages. So I have no idea what “Not Spam” actually does. This is poor UX! I have no idea what is happening and it’s doing the wrong thing. People think I am ignoring them when in reality GMail is not showing me their message.
One guy who works on the spam filtering just moved in next to my in-laws.
Oh, also, I went into the spam folder and started looking at patterns. I want to create a filter that says, “Once it’s deemed spam, if it has the word Penis, A Russian Character, or the word Viagra just delete it”. This would halve my spam folder. Anyone else know a guy who knows a guy who can help this move along?