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April 22, 2006 12:03 AM
Broken: 'Spam' side effect in Gmail
Google's Gmail shows ads based on keywords in the message you’re viewing. Apparently even if you aren’t viewing a message, Gmail will still try to show something related to what you’re looking at.
In this example, even though my Spam folder is empty, Google helpfully shows me a recipe for Spam, presumably because the folder I’m viewing is called “Spam." I think this gives Spam (the food) an unfair advantage, since the folder name “Spam” is pre-defined by Google.
Maybe they should let users change the “Spam” folder name to some other processed foodstuff?
[Note the category of this post... yes, we know it's all in good fun :) -mh]
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