Gmail, spam and POP3: Part 2

A few weeks ago I posted about the insane amount of spam I was getting in my gmail account while using POP3. Around a week later, the problem disappeared. Completely.

I woke up and immediately fed my crackberry addiction, as I normally do, first checking my work email then then gmail. (I love the gmail app.) There was no spam. Not even one. By this time I had become accustomed to at least 7 to 10 new spam emails in the morning, more if it was a weekend day. My first instinct was to swear at my host, thinking that they had been down all night. I sent myself an email from my work account and it showed up in gmail almost immediately. Okay, so it wasn’t my host!

I held my disbelief that the problem was truly gone for about three or four days. I would log in to gmail and find that I had no mail, or just a simple newsletter. My crackberry addiction took hold for those few days while I got accustomed to the lack of spam. Now I could only just check my email, there was nothing else do to. No “report spam”. No “delete”. I didn’t realize how ingrained in my routine it had become!

Now I can fill my days with other, more pleasant yet useless tasks.

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