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Ava Jarvis
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Okay. I'm getting pretty annoyed with spam. Fortunately my internet provider has a very good blacklist/greylist and SpamAssassin to boot. Unfortunately the web interface for mail from my internet provider, well, is crud.

(I do pull my mail down into sane mail clients, but very often I do not have this access when I'm out and about.)

I do like the GMail interface. But I am wondering; what's the the spam blocking like? I'd forwards my current mail over to GMail, but my provider says they'll drop spam filtering in that case (okay....).

Many gthanks for your opinions and experiences, good or bad.
 
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I use GMail and I'd say their spam filtering is 98% accurate. Only on the rare occasion does one slip past the filters and end up in my inbox, and I don't believe I've ever seen a legitimate piece of mail in my spam box.

Been using Gmail for 1.5 years.
 
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I've found their spam filter to work flawlessly so far. I've never had spam come to my inbox and have never lost a legitimate email either.

The Gmail search function is hard to beat also.
 
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I get about one spam a week in my gmail account. No complaints here.
 
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At the moment I get about 200 pieces of spam mail a day through gmail. Maybe one of those a week creeps into my inbox, the rest goes straight to the spam bin. I think it's the BEST spam filtering email I've even had. And I have a bunch.
 
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I agree. I havn't seen any better spam filtering program than the one gmail uses. I had a few strange spam messages get through the first few times I saw that style but after telling gmail that they were spam they all go directly to that folder now.
 
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Yup, an excellent spam filter. a couple pieces a week sneak by at most. Everything else is caught by the filter. I think I may have had legit email caught once or twice at most, but I think those were mass mailing, probably ads on mailing lists I had signed up for.

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I use Yahoo and I can't recall ever having a spam mail (2+ years). I have had legitmate mail get thrown in the spam box, but it notified me just in case.

My work account on the other hand is total crap. We use the "pray Microsoft Office has up to date filters" strategy. Of course it doesn't, so I get 300 spam mails A DAY, 90 of which make it into the inbox.

Awesome, IT guys.
 
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Thanks for the input, guys!

I've started forwarding my mail to my main gmail account. So far, so good; it's already doing better than my ISP's filtering, which I thought was decent at 2 spam per day!
 
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