I know the new additions to Gmail are just tweaks, and mainly created in Google “20% time” but these little problems cause me no end of frustration.
Gmail Spam False Positives
I have to read my spam folder daily, because it gets sometimes 200 spam email messages, and within that may be as many as 5% false positives.
These are emails I want to receive, which I have signed up to receive, I have confirmed a subscription with a full “double opt-in” process, and are from senders I previously had no problems receiving email from.
Some examples are occasional emails from list owners with Aweber – Aweber have only 100% clean opt-in email – if an email is sent from Aweber, I have asked for it, I want to read it, or keep it on file. It is not spam.
Even if a user reports an email from Aweber as spam, it isn’t spam – they should have to unsubscribe like normal people.
There are others, such as our good friends at ientry.com, responsible for WebProNews etc – I want their emails
In the past I have even had problems with my own contact form results ending up in SPAM, but here is the most unusual to date.
Yes that is an email from Google, actually a Google Alert in my spam folder in Gmail.
This one is a shout out for all the Awords advertisiers who want reduced click fraud and false clicks.
Maybe this is a rare occasion, but every now and then, especially when going along in a car on a bumpy road (they have bumpy roads here in Poland), I might accidentally click an advert and not the layer with the link to update the email thread.
I hate the thought of those clicks costing someone money.
If it was an Adsense advertisier with that positioning, Google wouldn’t be happy.
It is worth checking out the full update on the Google Gmail blog, and Andy Beal has added a few different problems he encounters.
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