Hilarious Google Shittio


So Google Calendar has this new thing where it automatically adds events you receive via Gmail to your calendar, like plane or train tickets or whatever. (It’s fucken horrible that they turned this new fucken thing on automatically, and make you opt out by going to your Google Calendar settings, but whatever.) When it added the first event to my Google Calendar, it also sent me an automated notification e-mail that it was doing so, and included a link to the help page describing this new function.

And Gmail sent the goddamn automated e-mail from Google to fucken SPAM:

Why is this message in Spam? It contains content that’s typically used in spam messages.

You’d think Gmail’s spam filters would recognize official automated e-mails sent by Google itself as not spam.

Comments

  1. Trebuchet says

    You’d think Gmail’s spam filters would recognize official automated e-mails sent by Google itself as not spam.

    Maybe you’ve got it backward. Gmail DID recognize it, and acted appropriately.

  2. Trebuchet says

    Overthinking this considerably, I guess:
    You got an e-mail from a program that installed itself on your machine without your permission. Or something of the sort. And another program you presumably approved, sensibly blocks e-mail from what is, by some definitions, malware. Where’s the problem, other than that the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing, as is typical of all huge corporations.

  3. Davis Sharp says

    Airline sends your a reservation.
    Google puts it on your calendar
    Google sends you an e-mail stating that it’s on your calendar
    Google’s e-mail contains the date and time of the reservation
    Google puts that on your calendar
    Google sends you an e-mail stating that it’s on your calendar

    Now do you see why it’s spam?

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