Monday, April 02, 2012

Gmail and Spam

When I tried to mark an email as spam Gmail prompted the following :
What I'm wondering now is : "Wouldn't Gmail's automated attempt to unsubscribe my email address from the spammer's list confirm the existence of a valid email address to the spammer?"

1 comment:

Aj said...

I think it does. However this also gets registered at the Google spam filters and even if the spammer keeps on sending you email, they probably will go to spam directly.

The bad part is that these spammers are not isolated - they may send you emails using other aliases!

OTOH your address may have been obtained through some means so that they (spammers) have a fair confidence of the address being real :) So whatever you do, they'll keep on sending spam.