Back in January I set one of my ancient domains to forward all of it’s spam to a Gmail account. (original post: Comparing Gmail, Yahoo, and Hotmail) I just today looked at the Gmail account to see how it’s doing. Argh! My ancient domain has filled up its hard drive with spam, so it’s been generating error messages for a few days. The Gmail account has collected 49,627 messages in the inbox, and 165,939 messages in the Spam box.
The spam box gets emptied of messages over 30 days old, which I guess is a good thing, since I am using 1,580MB (58%) of my 2,722Mb of space. There aren’t any attachments on these messages either, I strip them when the message comes into my old domain.
I’ve also had to stop forwarding messages to Gmail, Gmail has been refusing the messages since there were too many coming in. [—@gmail.com]: host gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com[22.214.171.124] said: 450-4.2.1 The Gmail user you are trying to contact is receiving 450-4.2.1 mail at a rate that prevents additional messages from 450-4.2.1 being delivered. Please resend your message at a later 450-4.2.1 time; if the user is able to receive mail at that time, 450 4.2.1 your message will be delivered. f14si1822916qba (in reply to RCPT TO command)