#GMail is harmful to e-mail ecosystem; its antispam blocking policy matches too many valid messages as spam.

It blocked LastPass email leak warning email, because it contained "a link" to a leaked site.

It blocked an e-mail from goverment agency addressed directly to me.

It discriminates all non-gmail servers, and it's pretty much impossible to own a private SMTP server these days, because GMail will classify everything as spam.

It's not how e-mail should work.

Consider dropping GMail.


@antekone @widerspenst@mastodon.social in all of the cases I've seen (people complaining on the internet), peoples mail servers were not blocked because "they're not gmail", but because they weren't implementing the modern abuse protection measures such as DMARC. Given the gravity of the spam problem in email, I would suggest that those are no longer optional. I would hope that any reasonable email server admin would block those emails too.

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