Gmail Users Check Your Spam ASAP

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  1. bobber205 macrumors 68020

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    I usually ignore that folder.

    But my mom usually gets about 1500 emails a day and it's suddenly dropped to a trickle. She uses Thunderbird so she checked her online spam folder and all of her emails were in there.

    I checked mine and sure enough there were about 10 emails from friends that got stuck in there. Emails from MR and SmashBoards were there. I only got 1 email this morning total. I usually get 12-15.

    I don't know what's going on. Just a heads up. :D
     
  2. tkidBOSTON macrumors 6502a

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    Same here - only spam in the place where it says spam. No other messages in there by accident.
     
  4. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    Yep. that happened to me too a few weeks ago. My girlfriend usually sends me several emails a day when we're not together, but one day there were zero messages. Turns out she sent 3 or 4 but they all ended up in the Gmail Junk folder. But it just happened that once and then everything was fine after that. I guess even God-like Google makes mistakes sometimes...
     
  5. Prof. macrumors 601

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    That's weird, I (thankfully) never get spam on my Gmail account.:cool:
     
  6. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    I usually check my spam folder every few days -- typically I find nothing, but there were a couple legit emails in there today. Maybe Google's got a new spam algorithm.
     
  7. CalmEnvy macrumors 6502

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    Nothing in my spam folder, I haven't had much spam.
     
  8. McGiord, Mar 14, 2008
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    McGiord macrumors 601

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  9. iRachel macrumors 6502a

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    I also seem to have several legit emails in the spam folder today. That's not happened before. I wonder if they've changed the filtering software.
     
  10. skunk macrumors G4

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    I don't get any spam at all, in any account. But thanks for the warning. :)
     
  11. geekgirl macrumors regular

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    Weird. I just had a message pop into the spam folder that shouldn't have.
     
  12. ::Lisa:: macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the heads up, all mine in there is actual spam though.
     
  13. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    Wow, add me to the list of thank-ers. Just found six false positives that went to the Spam folder since Wednesday. I hope Google's on top of this. I've gotten used to rarely checking the Spam folder because (until now) their spam filter has been so accurate.
     
  14. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I have around 603 spam emails since February 15th. That's around 20 per day. I simply do not have time to check it all. :eek:
     

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