Spammers gaining?

By Steve Outing

It feels like the spammers are winning today. For the last couple days, Gmail has been letting lots of spam into my in-box — whereas typically it works great at keeping the junk in my spam folder. Have the spammers figured out how to outfox Gmail and Google hasn’t adjusted yet?

Also in the last 24 hours, one of my company’s sites,, has been hammered by a comment spammer who’s figured out how to get past what I thought was a pretty solid system for dealing with comment spam. The crap from this person showed up for only a short while before we got it and the onslaught out of public view. But it’s wasted our time dealing with it. Yuck.

Author: Steve Outing Steve Outing is a Boulder, Colorado-based media futurist, digital-news innovator, consultant, journalist, and educator. ... Need assistance with media-company future strategy? Get in touch with Steve!