Spam, time, and you: An educational video from Gmail

Spam, time, and you: An educational video from Gmail


BRAD: Hi. I’m Brad Taylor, Gmail’s top
spam-fighting engineer. I make sure that Gmail
users get as little spam as possible. MALE SPEAKER: Request for an
urgent business relationship. Nigerian Royalty. Oh, man. BRAD: Did you know it takes
the average person five seconds to identify and delete
a single spam message? That may not sound like much,
but all those seconds add up. If that office guy had Gmail,
he could use the time he currently spends on spam doing
something important like playing foosball Or
IMing his grandma. Why do our spam filters
work so well? One of the main reasons
is community clicks. Although Gmail users say they
rarely get spam, when they do they tend to report it right
away, like this. [CLICKING REPORT SPAM BUTTON] Not only is that spam message
gone from my inbox, but the report travels instantly through
Google’s massive computer network to block the
same spam message from your inbox as well. Now, here’s another situation
that really burns me up. MALE SPEAKER 2: You know, I’ve
been waiting almost a week to hear how my job interview
went. FEMALE SPEAKER: Did you check
your spam folder? BRAD: When real email gets
mistaken for junk email– MALE SPEAKER 2: Man,
there it is. BRAD: It wastes a lot of time. That’s why we go above and
beyond to make our spam filters smarter with things like
multiple authentication systems and rigorous checks
to verify senders. Here’s another way we’re putting
the hurt on spam. FEMALE SPEAKER 2: Budget
pharmaceuticals. BRAD: Dreaded image spam. These embedded images not only
cost you time, but they hog memory and clog bandwidth. They’re also tough to catch,
but not for us. Optical character recognition
from Google Book Search helps us block image spam before
it gets to you. It’s just one of several
advanced Google technologies we have in our spam-fighting
arsenal. So there you have it. Gmail’s excellent spam-fighting
technology not only makes your inbox a
friendlier, more productive place, it also saves
you time– time you can spend doing
things you enjoy like practicing your dance moves
or studying Esperanto. So please get Gmail, and
get back your time.

Danny Hutson

100 thoughts on “Spam, time, and you: An educational video from Gmail

  1. Hi I am Brad tailor G-mails top spam fighting engineer. I make sure that g-mail users get as little soam as possible.

    Request for an urgent business relation, nigirian royalty? (sigh) oh man..

    Did you know that it takes the average person five seconds to delete a single spam message? That may not sound like much but all those second add up. If that office guy had G-mail he could use the time he currently spends on spam doing something important like playing fooseball or IMing his grandma

  2. Why do our spam blockers work so well? One of the main reasons os community clicks. Although G-mail users say they rarely get spam when they do they tend to report it right away, like this. Not only is that spam message gone from my inbox but the report travels instantly through google's massive computer network to block the same spam message message from your inbox as well.

  3. Now here is another sitaution that just burns me up.
    "You know I have been waiting almost a week to hear how my job interview went" "Did you check your spam folder?"
    When real e-mail get mistaken for junk e-mail ("man there it is") it wastes alot of time, that's why we go above and beyond to make our spam filter smarter with things like multiple authentication systems and rigurous checks to verify senders

    that is up to 1:18 but I need to go to work.

  4. Sometimes it depends on whether you sign up for alot of crap that you don't need, newsletters, email from buisnesses and so fourth. They want to make money so they simply start to spam you. Because they make money by selling your email address to spammers. So it might not be Gmail's fault.

  5. I don't get it. Either gmail stuff thinks that people are so stupid, that they can't recognise spam when they see it, or most people are actually that stupid. Which one it is?

  6. it ist too short
    you didnt explain realy what you are realy doing … you said only a little but if informatin wich stand in the faq of googlemail … it were realy nice if you had shown more from the real work with spam ^_^

  7. My most favourite feature of the Gmail spam service, is that it provides me with delicious recipes for SPAM, when I happen to look in my spam folder.
    I have made several of these recipes, and recommend them to others. Yum.

  8. qual palavra do idioma no entendeste? posso ajudar. sou americana e inglês é meu idioma primeiro. Se te ajudo com inglês, você me ajuda com o português? preciso de praticar a comunicação no português. 🙂 obrigada

  9. Actually…
    You could just delete any mail that you do not know…
    Or to not read them at all…
    Or to read the beginning of the mail and if its spam, stop reading the end of the mail…

  10. The most funny thing is, that this video only has a few hundred replies after being up for a year and advertised on google mail. Do they fight spam here too or is it just that noone cares?

  11. a seria bom ter o video em inges em portugues porque nem todos sabem falar ingles.nos ajude facilita vai pra nos ajudar melhor porque eu odeio o spam precisamos de ajudar,o video e bom mais não tem em portugues coloca em potugues vaii

  12. Sem a tradução para portugues não adianta e nem ajuda em nada. Por favor, estamos no Brasil, portanto, coloca o vídeo na lingua de nosso país, senão como entender a forma de nos livrar dos spam?

  13. Bedaŭrinde Google-Mail ankoraŭ ne akireblas en Esperanto …
    (Unfortunately the Esperanto translation of GMail has not gone live yet …)

  14. Looks good! I pretty much click "Select All" on my MSN email and then "Delete" just to get rid of email (I probably have over 100 again by now). Looks like I may not have to do that with Gmail. I'm hoping to study abroad, and if I have do cancel my internet service because of it I may consider my Gmail my permanent web based alternate email address for when I'm between "homes." I've had Gmail for months, but I'm just now learning to tap into other benefits thanks to a partner I had to do…

  15. … a bear of an assignment in Script Analysis class for. He has Gmail too, and we worked on the document together each from our own homes till after 2am before he finally submitted the finished product on Web CT only minutes before 3am. I never knew we could do that! Once we move on from "Romeo and Juliet" to "A Soldier's Play" and have to switch partners again, I'm going to see if my next partner has Gmail so we can do this again!

  16. Cover your mouth with your hand
    2. Make a wish into it.
    3.Close your hand (make it into a fist)
    4. Hold you hand(the fist) to your heart for 5 seconds.
    5.Send this to 3 more videos.
    6. Tommorow will be the best day of your life

  17. Once opon a time there was a wittle bitty rabbit. It was so cute everyone died and then went to crap rainbows in hell for the rest of thier lives.If you dont repost this to 169873687365735436817638713917 369176.3517.6397136917.6917369 763736 vids in the next 3 seconds the bunny will apeer next to you in 5 seconds.
    Its a fast bunny.

    lol i like that one!

  18. Gmail anti-spam effectiveness is why my I forced my grandparents (all in their eighties) to switch to gmail.

  19. I'm sure all the people that get spammed are pissed off at spammers. But because the spammers are much less populous then the people getting spammed. Spammers anger< people spammed. According to that data is makes more sense to screw the spammers if yur objective is to lessen the anger in the world.

  20. Ahahah why do you even care! Spam to spam, mail to inbox. Why does that bother you! Its not Gmails fault you sign up for Preteen asian pornography.

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  22. Gmail's spam filter really sucks. About 10% of the mails in my Spam folder are legitimate!!!!!!!
    Google team, please, fix it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. I love Gmail. For me, the spam filter has been absolutely 100% perfect. No spam — NONE — has ever hit my inbox, and no legit messages have ever ended up in the spam folder. Thanks!!

  24. To my experience, the Google is not only pioneer and ahead of many in fighting out
    spam ,but in every product it launches. I have , therefore, Explained "google" as:
    Gorgeous- in performance.
    Open-open to all.
    Outright reachable- to every one for adding improvement.
    Liberal- very liberal to accept views and suggestions.
    Extra ordinary Service provider.

  25. I would love to get in contact with one of them "spam engineers" since all newsletters from our webshop are blocked for gmail users.

    But it is impossible to get in contact with Gmail. My web hotel says Hotmail can have similar problems but them you can contact and get it fixed.

    And why does everything has to be for-dummies with Google/Gmail? It's nice as long as everything works as intended, but some times a bit of intelligence can be useful..

  26. i like gmail but i dont know what they are talking about when they say they get rid of your spam. i have been reporting the same spam every day for 3months and i still have to report it today!!! they are not doing anything about the spam and im getting pretty frustrated with the whole process. :((( what say you google???

  27. So, according to Google, time spent identifying spam would be better spent learning Esperanto; according to a lot of people I know, time spent learning Esperanto would be better spent doing just about anything else, possibly including identifying spam…
    But I don't agree. Esperanto = linguistic amazingness!

    [Translation just cuz]
    Do, laŭ Guglo, tempo elspezata por identigi spamon estus pli bone uzata por lerni Esperanton; laŭ multaj miaj konatoj, tempo elspezata por lerni Esperanton estus pli bone uzata por far preskaŭ io ajn alian, eble inklusive identigi spamon…
    Sed mi ne konsentas. Esperanto = lingva mirindeco!

  28. Gmail enfim converte endereços, números de telefone e e-mails em links – 19/09/2017

    O Gmail está se tornando ainda mais conveniente a partir de hoje: você não precisará mais copiar e colar endereços recebidos por e-mail, nem mesmo números de telefone — tudo será convertido automaticamente para um link.

    https://tecnoblog.net/223875/gmail-converte-enderecos-links

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