When did you last see SPAM in your inbox? [MakeUseOf Poll]

poll2   When did you last see SPAM in your inbox? [MakeUseOf Poll]Last week, we asked you to list your top 3 online music streaming services. It really boiled down to three main services: Grooveshark, Pandora and Last.fm. Given that Pandora is no longer accessible outside the US, it is quite impressive that it has secured such a large portion of the votes.

Out of 724 total votes, Grooveshark took the largest percentage on 24%. Pandora followed closely on 22%, while Last.fm managed to reach 17%. YouTube Music took 14% of votes, while a modest 6% went to Spotify. Shouotcast, Rhapsody and Slacker each took between 2-4% of votes, while all other services listed took less than 2% votes.

Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.


So, if you love your online music, it looks like Grooveshark, Pandora and Last.fm are the way to go.

Your Top 3 Online Music Streaming Services   When did you last see SPAM in your inbox? [MakeUseOf Poll]

This week’s poll question is: When did you last see SPAM in your inbox?

Yes, we’re asking about email inboxes, despite how much real-life SPAM you get in your letter box.

We realise many people use Gmail these days and that cuts SPAM incredibly, but sometimes they still get through. We’d also like to hear from those of you cutting your SPAM out in other ways. What do you use? Let us know in the comments!

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28 Comments -

bottlecap

There is always spam in Outlook, that I MUST use for work. Yahoo about once a week. Don’t think I ever saw spam in Gmail.

Mark Szymanski

I’ve gotten spam for a while. Even on Skype! Once I got some weird YOUR WINDOWS HAS BEEN INFECTED spam message on Skype and guess what? I use a Mac. Fail!

Kelly Faulkner

i never get spam in my gmail, but my hotmail account, which i use for various sign up thingies, gets spam. my husband uses hotmail, and it gets heaps. i also get spam in my yahoo xtra account (nz service), but i access it via gmail, which filters it all out.

Salvatore

Gmail is wonderful. I think i’ve never seen spam in my inbox. My hotmail account is full of various spam, mostly pharma and stock options. I guess if there are people who actually buy shares following spammer advices…

Aibek

one thing about Gmail is that sometimes it tends to mark legit messages as false positives.

Mauro Barotto

I certainly don’t remember last time I had spam in my inbox… unless of course Facebook emails count as spam… and I think it should…

I use Gmail BTW

Mauro Barotto

I certainly don’t remember last time I had spam in my inbox… unless of course Facebook emails count as spam… and I think it should…

I use Gmail BTW

Anonymous

I’m just careful about where I use my email addresses. I have not had spam for at least 3 years.

AussieRodney

I use the new version of MailWasher. Most of the crap doesn’t get anywhere near my inbox.

Oaken

I combine Thunderbird with GMail, and have only once suffered from any amount of spam. This was as a result of registering with one specific forum, and which taught me to keep a stand alone address for such registrations. Since which time if I start to get spam any via my registration account, I simply delete it and begin a new one for the purpose. The one I’m using presently has lasted two years without receiving any spam.

Otherwise I keep a friends and family only account, and a number of business accounts.

The only other thing I do is refrain from using Cc:, and always opt for Bcc: instead.

Oaken

I combine Thunderbird with GMail, and have only once suffered from any amount of spam. This was as a result of registering with one specific forum, and which taught me to keep a stand alone address for such registrations. Since which time if I start to get spam any via my registration account, I simply delete it and begin a new one for the purpose. The one I’m using presently has lasted two years without receiving any spam.

Otherwise I keep a friends and family only account, and a number of business accounts.

The only other thing I do is refrain from using Cc:, and always opt for Bcc: instead.

Toasty O’s

Barracuda device at work does an excellent job of blocking spam. Spam accounts for 90% of the mail that comes in, and it is all blocked before it even gets to our exchange server. Hotmail is also doing a good job as of late. I have had a account for 10+ years and I get almost no spam, even with filters turned off.

Daniel Lindenkreuz

I don’t use Gmail and I never get any spams in my regular mailbox (which is actually linked on my website). Don’t ask me why. It just never happens, and I don’t consider newsletters as spam.

Aibek

on a side note: went through your portfolio, looks pretty good!

Daniel Lindenkreuz

Thanks very much sir ^.^ Stay tuned, I’m going to update everything soon with new pieces of work. Glad you like it!

Rterry

I use SpamSieve and it does a very good job of detecting spam and it moves it to the Junk or Spam mailbox in most instances. You can train the program when new spam gets through.