Gmail is once again being a nuisance, at least here at BoT Towers where, despite paying a monthly fortune to Movistar, we still enjoy slow copper-wire connection to the latest incarnation of this service from Google (Motto: ‘Something’s not Right’).
Those subscribers of Business over Tapas who have Gmail appear to have found in the past couple of weeks that the BoT has (after five years of peaceful coexistence) now been marked as ‘dangerous’ and sent to the ‘Spam’ file (which is hidden on the left, scroll down past ‘Inbox’, 'Sent’ and so on down to ‘More’ which one must then open to find ‘Spam’). There, among the ‘I seek your consent to handle a business deal with me in my office’ and sundry other improbable entertainments, the latest BoT may be found. Better still, with a red-letter warning – the good people at Gmail having noticed that my bulk mail is full of links to news-sites.
So, to those with Gmail, I’m now sending you BoT from my gmail account, in the hope that fixes it. If not, I’ll be in the ‘Spam’.
To be sure, we haven’t heard of any other email service behaving in the same way.
Un saludo, Lenox
A few readers did receive the news-letter, and a few others found it in the carefully concealed 'Spam' folder. Others, no doubt, neither saw the above, nor the BoT sent to them separately.
One of the readers, who eventually found the Business over Tapas weekly newsletter in his Spam, was me. Here's what the Google people say:
'Downloading this attachment is disabled.
This email has been identified as phishing. If you want to download it and you trust this message, click 'Not spam' in the banner above'.
I'm apparently 'Phishing'! ('Phishing is a cybercrime in which a target or targets are contacted by email, telephone or text message by someone posing as a legitimate institution to lure individuals into providing sensitive data such as personally identifiable information, banking and credit card details, and passwords').