Gmail users?

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  1. TrueBlueFlyer
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    Has anyone who uses Gmail experienced their account being locked for 24 hours because of sending too many e-mails?


    I've maxed out two of my accounts while job hunting in Singapore...
     
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    never heard of that!
     
  3. TrueBlueFlyer
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    Never struck that before, perhaps I do not send enough [​IMG]
     
  6. TrueBlueFlyer
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    well I had to step up my game

    when I searched for job opportunities in Australia I researched the industry and fired off 110+ e-mails to companies around the country... of those 20% bounced back... 10% replied they were not interested, 8% were interested and asked for my resume... 2% scheduled an interview and I ended up taking the job with 2 companies.


    with Singapore... oh boy! I am not having much luck, so since quality didn't seem to work, I went for quantity.

    my latest effort was what I thought was a goldmine, 1800 e-mail addresses that cover every single company in a specific industry in Singapore... (surprised there were that many companies in such a small industry on such a small island) but anyway... I got up to about 500 e-mails on one e-mail address until it was locked... then 500 more on the next... luckily up to 24 hours doesn't mean exactly 24 hours, so I was able to send 200 more this morning and have about 600 left


    voila... so far out of those 1,000 sent I got one job offer which seems promising... I hope it does work out
     
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    They must think you are a spammer. 1800 emails is a high number for even for a hevy user.
     
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    well yea... clearly!

    but even with the best intentions, how many different ways can you describe yourself to a prospective employer?
     
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    man, are you just sending the same thing out en masse?
     
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    I think that's what happening. They assume some malware has you email address and is playing dirty with it.
     
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    Never heard of it, but it makes sense. I'm sure waiting a day to send the rest isn't going to hurt. Surprised that you already got an offer. Good luck!
     
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    at last everything is sent out

    Gmail has its quirks, for example when you go back and forth with one person you are limited to 100 responses before Gmail starts a new 100 batch conversation... bit annoying when you have to go back and find something that was said.

    I also don't like the way Gmail handles responses, and part of the reason I did not use blind copy on this mailer, instead creating individual e-mails for each of the 1,800 recipients. The problem is while each response comes back color coded under your original message, it gets too cluttered and conversations break off when you reach the 100 response limit. I'd like to keep track of all the responses in the relevant original email thread, so to speak.


    Another interesting observation that has nothing to do with Gmail... or could be pure coincidence... but of the two e-mail addresses I used to sent out these resumes... one contained the word "asia" and another "euro" in the e-mail address... Singaporean employers were more likely to respond to "euro" than they were to "asia" even though both e-mails had my full name as the display option, which was the same on both e-mail addresses.


    If I do get hired in this industry I will have already built a database of all the clean industry contacts, minus all the "Mailer-Daemon" crap that you get which results in Gmail (and possibly other email servers) to close your account for a day.
     

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