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Unfilterable emails from Twitter
By Dave Winer on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 11:15 AM.
A picture named boston.jpgA few weeks ago Twitter started sending emails saying so-and-so has tweets for you. Problem is, I've created an enormous number of Twitter accounts over the years, most of which are long-forgotten, that follow no one. So presumably their robots have no way of knowing what this non-existent entity likes. So I get the dregs. permalink
Here's an example.  permalink
There is no news there that I am remotely interested in. permalink
News about super celebs, TV stars, famous athletes. Mostly grunts and snorts and news that I've already read.  permalink
Normally I'd just create a filter and map it to the trash, and that would be that.  permalink
But they haven't put any identitying info on the email that makes it filterable. permalink
Ooops. permalink
PS: My solution for now is to click the Spam button in GMail, training it, I hope, to view these messages as unwelcome advertising. permalink
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