Having let my spam folder build up to more than 2,500 messages, I decided to delete them all without looking at them. Gmail has gotten much better at handling spam, so I thought I was safe. Naturally, as everything was in the process of disappearing, I saw a message from someone that was clearly personal and valid. Too late.
If you’ve e-mailed me during the past few weeks and I haven’t responded, my apologies. And please try again.