Gmail Needs Foreign Character Filtering

DownloadSquad brings up an excellent point regarding the filtering abilities found in Gmail. While Gmail does one of the best jobs of filtering junk and spam e-mail, a lot of the time spam littered with foreign characters gets through into our inboxes and we’re forced to sit there teaching Gmail to learn that Russian mail-order brides are indeed e-mails we don’t want to receive.

The problem is an easy fix though. All Google needs to do is just set up a filter based on languages. If there are foreign characters, throw it in the junk box. It could even be as simple as checking an e-mail header for non-english character sets. C’mon Google! Get this fixed! How many of you still get e-mails from random people in other countries you don’t know?

Why won’t Gmail add filtering based on character sets? [Download Squad]