I got a warning today about the smtp.gmail.com SSL cert, turns out it expired today: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 10:58:07 AM US/Mountain. If you’ve got a contact with the Gmail team can you let them know? Thanks.
Like so many other folks I’ve been routing my email through Gmail. For me this was mostly about dealing with spam. On an average day I get 300+, so off to Gmail it goes. It’s never been perfect, usually letting through less than 10 a day, but that was manageable. Now I’ve got a whole new problem.
Sometime after the new year (as far as I can tell) Gmail started marking legit emails as spam. After trolling through my spam folder I found several emails that weren’t spam, so they never made it to my inbox. Hard to make out exactly what the trend is, so far it’s about 10 a week.
I would much rather have some spam hit my inbox than to have legit email get marked as spam. I’m now left with the reality that I’ll have to dig through the spam folder at the end of every day to make sure I didn’t miss anything, not a pleasant thought. My confidence and happiness with Gmail has gone done several notches because of this.
Just in case this is a system wide issue you may want to take a peek at your Gmail spam folder and see if you are having the same problem.
I’ve been waiting for this news since Gmail was first launched: Gmail now provides IMAP access. Not all Gmail accounts have this feature turned on yet. My regular Gmail account does not, but my Google Apps for Domains account does. I would have been willing to upgrade to the Premier Edition at $50 per year per account to get this, but I’ll take it for free as well
Looks like downloadsquad was the first to report this.
I’m off to go try it out with a few email clients and see how it goes.
Another helpful link: How do actions sync in IMAP.