I love Gmail for one thing: it launders spam out of mail going to my searls.com address. I have things set up so Gmail picks it up from my server, and I pick it up from Gmail. Last I checked, there were over 22,000 spams in Gmail’s spam box. And the last I went through ten pages (50 each) of those, there were no false finds.
But lately I haven’t been getting mail to Searls.com. Didn’t know what it was, but my wife just figured it out and provided helpful tech support. I needed to go into Settings in my Gmail account, then to Accounts, then down to Get mail from other accounts, and see when my mail was last picked up. Turns out it was 9 February. Here’s what the Fetch History said…
Now it says this:
So, some questions that maybe some of ya’ll can answer…
- Why did Gmail choke on the “timed out” message from my mail server, and not go back again?
- Why was it checking my server every several minutes before, and only every hour or so now?
- Can I make it speed up somehow? If so, where are those controls?
Here’s hoping my own conundrum may be helpful to others as well. No idea.
It is one helluva spam filter, I gotta say.