I have a Gmail email address, and I'm really happy with it. Gmail has, from what I can tell, far and away the best web-based spam filtering.
Heck, I'll even go so far as to say that Gmail provides the best spam filtering, period. The one I use at my place of employment is far from perfect and has its share of false positives. This can be very annoying as one doesn't want to look in one's spam folder for important information.
But back to Gmail. It does a great job catching spam. It's very rare that anything gets through (especially lately). And it's not like the amount of spam sent to me is trivial. At the moment it's around 1500 pieces in the last 30 days. (I've seen this number climb over 2500 in a 30 day period.) And I've never Gmail pick up any false positive. Not even big "opt-in" corporate emails. Everything seems to go where it's supposed to.
So it must of been a pretty serious case of boredom that led me to look at my Gmail spam earlier this week. But the spam wasn't what caught my eye.
Gmail does offer discreet text advertisements based on the content of your email. And what, you ask, does it offer when presented with a folder full of spam?
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