By Steve Outing
Personally, I’m not bothered too much by receiving spam, since Gmail does a pretty good job filtering it. But where it has an impact is that I’m pretty certain that the occasional “false-positive” — an e-mail meant for me that’s not spam but is caught by the filter — is going into my spam folder.
I used to check the spam folder periodically, scanning through looking for personal mail put there by mistake. But that’s untenable these days with the volume of spam that Gmail catches on my behalf. I don’t even bother looking there any more.
But I often wonder what I’ve missed.