What is up with Gmail?

I have been a Gmail user for years. I've always been happy with it until recently. About a month ago, I started seeing a noticeable increase in the number of SPAM messages that made into my Gmail inbox. Granted, my Gmail address is out there; it's the address I use to order online merchandise, the one I use for mailing lists, etc. But Gmail had always done a decent job of keeping the SPAM volume low. I used to only get at most two SPAM a day. Something changed recently. I've been getting more and more SPAM everyday, over ten SPAM a day! I started seeing SPAM that would have been filtered out by any decent anti-spam tool. For example, I got an email today from "Ursula Diggs", 

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This mail was sitting in my Gmail inbox! Are you seriously telling me that Gmail can't recognize a piece of SPAM when it has "Viagra" neatly spelled out in the subject line?

Has Postini started to manage Gmail? I don't know. Hard to imagine that Postini would let something like this slip by. But what is the explanation? What is up with Gmail? Have they stopped working on the security features of Gmail, in anticipation of the Postini integration? 

I love to hear what think about this and what your experience is with Gmail.

Chenxi Wang

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re: What is up with Gmail?

I have been experiencing the same problem with Gmail. Lots of spam gets through that should not. Also tons of foreign language spam with Cyrillic and Chinese characters.Most annoying!