Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 25th Jul 2015 16:25 UTC
Apple

Dave Winer, like Linus Torvalds, noticed something strange was happening to his e-mail, which led him to figure out what was going on.

On Wednesday I wrote about a problem I've been seeing with GMail, or so I thought. Messages that I knew I must be getting were not showing up in any of my mailboxes in GMail. But when I searched for them, they would show up.

I heard from other people who had seen the same behavior.

And I heard from two people from Google who work on GMail, who asked all the right questions. And gave me really detailed instructions on how to help them debug this.

Creepy.

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Expected Behavior, not "creepy"
by Roguelazer on Sat 25th Jul 2015 16:50 UTC
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I don't know if I'd call it "creepy"; if you choose to enable "iCloud Keychain Sync" on an iPhone and a Mac connected to the same Apple account, it'll automatically set up all e-mail/calendar/etc accounts on the linked devices. This is documented in the product page, the FAQ, and a whole bunch of other places. If I recall correctly, it's even in a modal popup when you enable iCloud Keychain the first time.

It's definitely true that the simplistic "Junk filter" in Mail.app is not as good as Gmail's spam filter, but Mr. Winer comes off as a bit of a conspiracy nut to think that Apple built it to intentionally over-filter messages from a Gmail account.

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