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Technology Pete Buttigieg is winning Gmail’s spam primary

13:15  27 february  2020
13:15  27 february  2020 Source:   theverge.com

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He may be trailing Sen. Bernie Sanders in the delegate count, but former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg is leading Democrats in at least one category: email — specifically, Gmail. More campaign emails from Buttigieg’s campaign landed in the primary tab of Gmail’s inbox than other candidates, an analysis by The Markup found. Gmail’s primary tab is considered by many to be their main inbox.

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The Markup used a new, clean Gmail address anonymized with Tor to sign up for email lists of 16 presidential candidates and other groups, and it compared results over four months. Presidential campaign emails landed in the primary inbox only 6 percent of the time, the experiment found. Of the 43 emails the Buttigieg campaign sent during that time, 63 percent ended up in the primary inbox, 9 percent went to the “promotions” tab, and 28 percent went to spam.

Several candidates had zero campaign emails land in Gmail’s primary inbox

Of the other Democratic candidates who are still in the race, all had significantly lower percentages of their campaign emails land in the primary Gmail inbox during The Markup’s survey: former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg had a 17 percent rate; the Sanders campaign was at 2 percent; Sen. Amy Klobuchar was at 1 percent; and the campaigns of former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and businessman Tom Steyer had a 0 percent primary inbox rate.

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The report points to a situation that may not be obvious to most Gmail (and other email client) users: your inbox is every bit as curated as your Twitter or Facebook feeds, and it’s based in part on your browsing history. When Gmail started sorting emails into distinct inbox tabs in 2013, marketers complained that the open rates on their email campaigns suffered, but users seemed to like the attempt to declutter their emails and to reserve the primary inbox for “the mail you really, really want.”

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