On Wed, Feb 06, 2008 at 07:41:07PM -0600, Erik Osterholm wrote: > On Wed, Feb 06, 2008 at 08:32:44PM -0500, Jonathan Franks wrote: > > On Feb 6, 2008, at 7:07 PM, Erik Osterholm wrote: > > > > ..... > > > > Then there's the issue of spam and spam blocking. Google does a great > > > > job of blocking spam. > > > > Really? I can't say that I've had the same experience. I'd say that 80 > > percent of what ends up in my inbox is unadulterated spam. > > I still use it for similar reasons as you, but I can't agree on this > > point. > > -Jonathan > > That's pretty interesting. I started keeping statistics on my spam > count becuase it was so rare. Since I started using Gmail (shortly > after they launched), the most I've gotten in a month is 4 spam > messages hitting my inbox.
I assume that the reason I get more spam on my regular account than on my gmail account is that my regular account is pointed to by all the mailto: links in my web page and that my regular account is the one subscribed to all the various lists I am in. Those show up in archives in various places. Whereas I never give my gmail account to anything and rarely even give it to friends. In spite of that obscurity, my gmail account still gets a small amount of spam regularly. ////jerry > > Erik > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"