I found out this week that Gmail
limits the number of emails that you can block to 1001. It doesn't alert you when you reach the limit.
So I have been blocking spammers and emails wrongly-addressed to me for months while thinking I am being proactive in cleaning my inbox.
I figured a workaround, which is going to settings then copying & pasting the list of emails blocked, then create filters (each filter shouldn't have more than 20 email addresses) that trashes the emails directly.
When people setup their Android or Google Account for the first time they put my email address as backup. Google doesn't verify if they really own this email.
Same thing with lots of websites. They don't verify email address ownership during sign-up. I end up with thousands of newsletters, receipts, bank statements, plane tickets, hotel bookings, school coursework, etc. that are not strictly spam but have been addressed to me by error.
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