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How Many Spam in your Gmail?

Keith Chan [PersonRank 10]

Monday, November 12, 2007
12 years ago3,455 views

Just curious, how many spam messages does your main Gmail account has at this moment?

I have ... 487!

Avrohom Eliezer Friedman (AEF) [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

430 – happens to be a very slow month – I can get up to about 2000 (although it's decreasing a lot lately)

BUGabundo [PersonRank 7]

12 years ago #

every week seems to be increasing in my spam box

photoactive [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

0. I'm fanatical about clearing it out. (I probably wouldn't bother if I greasemonkily hid the spam counter.)

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I currently have 1... err make that 0 I clear mine out all the time as well :D

I don't like being told I have spam either

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

2569 ATM

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Well, i used to delete it very often..

But now i have about 400..

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

According to the recent post in the Gmail Blog, you should be getting a lot less than you used to:
gmailblog.blogspot.com/2007/10 ...

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here]Niraj,
That's spam in the inbox, of which I rarely get any. I currently get around 100 spam emails a week (up from about 1 a week in September) all of which are caught.

Annoyingly, Google has caught quite a few of its press releases and marked them as spam as well.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

11,795 at the moment. Don't laugh :)

Zim [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

25. I empty the spam folder everytime I see it.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

0 – I have a filter that deletes all the messages marked as spam.

Rohit Srivastwa [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

481 as of now
I never look at it for false positive.
Its the bad luck of the sender if his/her mail has not reached my inbox :)

Keith Chan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Ionut, you trust the Gmail filter that much?!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

> 0 – I have a filter that deletes all the
> messages marked as spam.

That is brave – it would be too much for me. While I don't ever check the spam folder out of the blue, I do sometimes check it when I suspect something (like a confirmation mail) accidentally made it into it. And sometimes that does happen.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

<< Ionut, you trust the Gmail filter that much?! >>

I check the Trash folder from time to time, but I rarely find something that shouldn't be there.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Ah, that's true, you can still check the trash in those cases. Sounds like a good filter. How do you set up that filter Ionut?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Has the words: is:spam
Do this: Delete it

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here]Ionut
Thanks for that I wasn't sure where to put the "in:spam" bit :D

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

This is strange. That's how I tried to set it up before, but then Gmail showed up a warning dialog saying "Warning: Filter searches containing 'label:', 'in:' or 'is:' criteria are not recommended, as these critera will never match incoming mail."

Maybe it's time to ignore Google's alerts :)

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

yes, i also use Ionut's way since months!

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