Nick-YF19 wrote:Chris doesn't like the privacy regarding Gmail. See this topic about Gmail and other email issues.
http://www.malwareremoval.com/forum/viewtop ... ight=gmail
Angoid wrote:I set up a Gmail account some time ago because I had a friend who wanted to talk with me using Google Talk. Only 2 or 3 people know that Gmail address, and they are computer-savvy people who would never let a virus run rampant on their systems or give the address out.
I also used it for a certain forum registration (not one anybody here will know about) where I wanted to retain a degree of anonymity. However, I recently changed it to my usual one as I'm not anonymous there anymore and wanted to bring all my forums into line.
Now that gmail account gets blasted with some 20 to 30 spams per day .... I only check the account there every so often (about 2 or 3 times a month) just in case something has been sent there.
But do Gmail keep all those junk emails and use those to build their "profile" on you? I mean, I'm talking about the really nasty stuff: stuff from randomly-generated email addresses pushing the usual drugs and things to make certain body parts bigger and all the rest of the junk
But given that virtually nobody knows the address,
"quote" where has all that suddenly come from?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! The spammers must be taking random guesses and if they get one that's valid they'll know because their mail won't bounce. I think their tricks are getting more and more sophisticated all the time, though.
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