Are you getting all of your e-mail?

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  1. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I couldn't get to my Google mail e-mail through the POP3 server today so I went to their webmail interface and I was shocked.

    I found several important e-mails in the spam folder. I'd been wondering but I'd forgotten that Google saves everything. It amazes me that junk makes it through and yet, something important to me--like jobs--gets re-directed.

    Are you sure you're getting everything?
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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  3. Apple macrumors 6502

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    Wow I really should delete my spam, its amazing how much I get in 30 days. And yeah, all spam, i checked every one
     

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  4. cycocelica macrumors 68000

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    I have actually never thought of that. I checked it today and had 2 from Hewlett-Packard both sent this month. So I am going to start checking that more often. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  5. Apple macrumors 6502

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    I wish I only had two a month, but last year me and a friend started mailbombing eachother with those free ipod scams and anything free scams like online dating and stuff, its still really annoying, but gmail catches all of the spam
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I had to turn off my ISP-side filtering for this very reason. I like Mail's inbuilt filter because it makes new Junk messages obvious. :)
     
  7. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Only 4 messages gone into the spam filter, and without opening them, it seem very rightfully so... ;)
     

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  8. steelphantom macrumors 6502a

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    I'm lucky to only get about 4-5 spam emails a day, and so far nothing has come up as a false positive. I'll keep on the lookout, though.
     
  9. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for the spam heads up.

    I actually had 3, and they were Apple eNews, Apple Reminder: iPod warranty is expiring, and Apple New Music Tuesday (I just changed my email address to this one, and missed these three).

    GMail once put a very important email of mine in the spam folder, but before I used POP, so it was ok.
     
  10. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I'm 100% certain that I'm not getting all my email, both at work and at home. Our city's ISP, terribly unreliable at the best of times, has had its mail servers in-and-out (mainly out) of action for the past few weeks. The whole population is spitting blood about it. The situation has improved slightly over the past week, but there are still emails taking three or so days to come through, and there are some that I've sent people (or are waiting for myself and know have been sent) that have disappeared off into cyberspace.

    Bloody muppets. :mad:
     
  11. DCapple macrumors regular

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    Actually im having similar problem with my yahoo account and the worst scenario with it is that it erases all my previous emails....whats wrong with the emails this day?!?!? :confused:

    can anyone explain what is happening...:eek:
     
  12. yippy macrumors 68020

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    I couldn't POP gmail yesterday either, very annoying.

    I usually get one false positive spam message every two weeks so it isn't a problem for me.

    My biggest email problem is that whenever I reply to an email in Mac Mail it somehow fails to get saved. I don't get any warnings or errors, just if I go back later and click the curved arrow that says I replied it tells me that the message is missing:mad: .
     
  13. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    I'm getting almost of my mail both with gmail (which I admittedly don't use very much) and my fastmail account. I check the spam/junk folder regularly, and pretty much all of the legimate e-mails that end there are from various online stores that send product news.
     
  14. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    what i find to be terribly annoying is that i'll get some junk mail and in mail.app it won't show up as junk. so i click "junk" and then figure next time it will show up as junk. sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't. but what's even worse is when i get a false positive... something "good" shows up as junk. i tell it "it's not junk, biatch!" and for a while they come through properly... then in a few weeks, they go back to being "junk"... dumb
     
  15. bousozoku thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    It's odd what the spam filter attacks, but it seems that most filters used in the U.S.A. tend to treat Chinese, Japanese, and Korean e-mail as spam. I get some of each, but I noticed that such languages in the subject were thrown out immediately. Others seemed to make it through just by having the Roman alphabet in the subject, spam or not.
     
  16. Oryan macrumors 6502a

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    Amazingly I get absolutely no spam on my gmail account. I use a custom Google homepage to show my email, but the recent messages feature was down for a couple hours today. That was frustrating, because I missed an important email. Oh well.
     

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