This is just a quick post for any of my readers who use Gmail free webmail by Google.
This past week, I have noticed several emails ending up in my Spam folder that were from trusted business partners. It seems to be contained to Sunday through Tuesday but I wanted to make sure you checked your spam folder for sure this week. Because I do actually check my spam folder each day I caught them.
Gmail is a system that I route most of my email through because I’ve found that their spam filter could not be touched by anything else available. I used to have my email client set up to log in to each of my accounts and collate them at the email client level.
What I began to find was that each of the different email servers had a different algorithm or tolerance for spam. This caused a lot of extra work because somebody would ask me if I got their email and I would have to search through hundreds of messages in the spam folder to find it.
What I began to notice was that the Gmail account was only marking as spam messages that were spam while delivering all of the mail I was supposed to get. This it did without me having to do any configuration at all.
That was all it took for me to set up POP access to my Gmail account and forward all other services to it. Now, I have one place to look for anything that’s missing and a ton more confidence in the system as a whole.
Nick Cernis, a web developer and blogger, has written an excellent article on this exact topic. You can read it here.
Leave me a message and let me know if Gmail acted up on you this week.
[tags]webmail, gmail, google mail,spam filtering[/tags]