Gmail allows a lot of mail through to Al’s spam folder that he wishes they would just block outright. He also wanted to bust the myth that hobbyist and small volume mail servers are effectively locked out of Gmail. It was fun to set it up, if a bit challenging. He intentionally blew the thing up and started over three different times.
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I finally broke down and did it. I set myself up as my own mailbox provider. I’ve got some of my inbound mail (I’ve got multiple addresses and domains) pointed at my new infrastructure and I’ve had lots of fun these past few weeks getting back into the role of postmaster.Why did I do it? All of the talk about Google potentially letting political senders bypass Gmail spam filters started to annoy me, first of all. And beyond my political concerns, Gmail allows a lot of mail through to my spam folder that I wish they would just block outright.