Here are resources related to Google's hosted email service.

Mollom - The Bullet Proof Vest

I can remember the good old days when blog spammers were as bad or worse than email spammers. I've mananged to quelch the noise of my email spam through the Google's Email service. It's nice to hear myself think again when I open my inbox. Now I'm deluged mostly by stuff I ask for.

Protection from blog and web form spam has been another issue entirely. Things have come along, but they all have required my attention. I haven't been deleting thousands of comment spams a week on my blog for a long time, but the methods for protection were always a nasty necessity. I wanted my noble readers to be able to participate in the discussion immediately. Having to wait for me to wake up and realize that they have commented and then letting their comment through the net slowed thing downs in a fast world.


Gmail Blackberry and the HTTPS only Setting

I've found a bug that others will probably want to know about. The Blackberry Gmail client does not support Gmail's new SSL encrypted email option. This feature was released about a week ago. As soon as I turned it on, I started getting errors. Turning it off makes them go away.

Rumors around the web say a new version exists, but when I fire up my Blackberry Google Mobile Updater, it claims I have the lastest version, but I can't find the setting to allow it. For now, we'll just all have to run a little less protected.