Not in a nefarious way, like haha we're going to send your good mails to "spam" and let the crap through! Take that!
But actually in a sort of more deeply evil way. A capitalist way. They specifically *want* to allow through mass-mailings from corporations that are they do not consider spam.
In my opinion, those are all spam. There is not a single corporate mass-mailing that I ever intentionally subscribed to.
Basically there's a very very easy spam filtering problem :
Easy 1. Reject all mass-mailings. Reject all mailings about sales, products, offers. Reject all mailings about porn or penises or nigerian princes.
Easy 2. Allow through all mail that's hand-written by a human to me. Particularly to one that I have written to in the past.
That would be fine with me. That would get 99.99% of it right for me.
They don't want to solve that problem. Instead they try to solve the much-harder problem of allowing through viagra offers that are for some reason not spam. For the email user who *wants* to get mass-mail offers of 50% off your next order.
I just don't understand how "yeah, let's go out to dinner" from my friend, who is responding with quote to a fucking mail that I sent goes in the in the Spam box, but "get direct email mass-marketing secrets to double your business!" goes in my inbox. How can it be so bad, I just really don't understand it. Fucking the most basic keyword include/exclude type of filter could do better.
I should have just written my own, because it's the kind of problem that you want to be constantly tweaking on. Every time a mail is misclassified, I want to run it through my system and see why that happened and then try to fix it.
It would be SOOO fucking easy for them. Being in a position as a central mail processor, they can tell which mails are unique and which are mass-sent, and just FUCKING BLOCK ALL THE MASS-SENT MAIL. God dammit. You are fucking me up and I know you're doing it intentionally. I hate you.
I mean, fuck. It's ridiculous.
They are responding to a mail I sent. The mail I sent is fucking quoted right there. I sent the fucking mail from gmail so you can confirm it's for real. I sent to their address with gmail. AND YOU PUT THEIR REPLY IN SPAM. WTF WTF WTF
But this is not spam :
Report: creative teamwork is easier with cloud-based apps
Businesses Increase Screening of Facebook, Twitter Before Hiring
Trying to solve the Prospecting Paradox?
I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn
Maybe I'm being a bit overly simplistic and harsh. Maybe there are mass-mailings that look spammish, but you actually want to get? Like, your credit card bill is due?
I'm not sure. I'm not sure that I ever need to get any of that. I don't need those "shipping confirmation" emails from Amazon. If they just all got filed to the "mass mail" folder, I could go look for them when I need them.
I want to make my own private internet. And then not allow anyone else to use it because you'd all just fuck it up.