Google and Apple, you ruined my daughter’s birthday!
Well, it wasn’t that bad, but it could have been. Anyway, this is a warning to anyone who uses Apple products of any kind and who uses gmail as their main mail.
Google has started putting email from Apple directly into the spam folder. On her birthday, I sent Julia an iTunes gift card. She is overseas, and this is something she can use there. It never arrived. I checked my Apple account and apparently it had been sent, but I never received the usual email telling me I had been charged for it.
Suddenly, it dawned on me. Google and Apple hate each other. I wondered if Google was messing with Apple. So, chatting with Julia via Facebook, I directed her to her Gmail spam folder, while I checked my own spam folder.
And there they were. Her gift certificate was in her spam folder, and my receipt was in my spam folder.
Go check your spam folder, people.
This is why things like Google need to be made into public utilities. The post office would not have done this to the poor little girl on her birthday.
This time it was Google fighting with Apple and we little people being the collateral damage. But Apple can do things like this as well. Integrating existing Google services in an iOS environment has been an uphill battle. Apple would be happier if you used their services rather than Google’s.
Why can’t we all just get along????