Originally posted by cranlsnHas anyone noticed a humoungous increase in the amount of spam hitting g-mail recently?
Not really, but I tend to use my Gmail address to sign up for mailing lists and my address is easily found online, so I routinely get several thousand spam messages per month. If there was a spike in spam traffic, I'd never notice.
Probably less than one spam a day, on average, gets through the filter into my inbox, so that's pretty impressive. And though I don't check that often, it's been a long time since I've caught Gmail sending a legit message to the spam folder.
Honestly I'm not getting a speed difference from it. And judging from the early returns on forums around the web, neither are most users. Not many features, crashes about as often as Firefox. I would say don't waste your time.