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(C|Net)   Myth: Google creates the promotions tab in your email box to helpfully sort solicited marketing emails. Reality: Google using the promotions tab to intentionally send you their own unsolicited spam   ( divider line
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1373 clicks; posted to Geek » on 25 Jul 2013 at 1:20 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-07-25 01:22:13 PM  
4 votes:
I got rid of the tabs immediately.
2013-07-25 01:16:02 PM  
2 votes:
I just think it makes my mail interfaces messy.
2013-07-25 03:09:29 PM  
1 vote:
I use Outlook to check and back up my gmail, so I don't see any of this. Ever.
2013-07-25 01:45:10 PM  
1 vote:

Piizzadude: The only difference is they are predicting, not telling

I'll remember that the next time they shove Google+ in my face and tell me I can't write reviews of restaurants on Google or rate apps in the Play Store until I create one even though Google+ has nothing to do with either.
2013-07-25 01:38:35 PM  
1 vote:
Google has just generally been pissing me off something fierce lately. Between them begging me to create a Google+ account every time I get anywhere near any of their services, Youtube begging me to use my real name all the time and the constant cluttering-up of Gmail I'm really starting to consider seeking other options.

Even ignoring that I didn't exactly have a problem with promotional emails cluttering up the Inbox in the first place, the promotions tab in particular stole two of my emails in the last 12 hours - an appointment reminder and a trouble ticket response - so I didn't notice them until just now when it occurred to me to check that tab.

Farking Google.... the whole reason I liked you was that your shiat was simple and focused on function over form, why are you completely abandoning that?
2013-07-25 01:33:57 PM  
1 vote:
I like them, it sorts the bullshiat for me, and is easy to cycle through to check to see what's going where.

Only promotional bullshiat I've received is bullshiat I've signed up for, nothing from Google yet.
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