This division of church and state between my two accounts has kept my personal Gmail inbox personal and relatively clutter-free. The first questionable message arrived in late December 2015 asking me to verify "my" new Microsoft account, one I didn't sign up for myself. A few days later in January, it was for a new Instagram account registered to my email address and a user name somewhat similar to my own.Next came the confirmation request to video game-watching service Twitch, (associated to a completely different username), which is laughable because I can't play a video game to save my life.
Hunting down a lone 'bot is impractical and expensive, which leaves the burden of dealing with it on the people who are affected most.In my case, there's no evidence of a breach and Google likely has bigger fish to fry -- I can't expect the team to launch a forensic investigation to track down my low-volume tormenter.In other cases, the deity is a principle or reality such as the idea of "soul".The Upanishads of Hinduism, for example, characterize Atman (soul, self) as deva (deity), thereby asserting that the deva and eternal supreme principle (Brahman) is part of every living creature, that this soul is spiritual and divine, and that to realize self-knowledge is to know the supreme.In most polytheistic religions, the different gods and goddesses are representations of forces of nature or ancestral principles, and can be viewed either as autonomous or as aspects or emanations of a creator God or transcendental absolute principle (monistic theologies), which manifests immanently in nature.
Scholars infer the probable existence of deities in the prehistoric period from inscriptions and prehistoric arts such as cave drawings, but it is unclear what these sketches and paintings are and why they were made.
My best option, Google's help files suggest, is to mark offending emails as spam and shuttle them to a separate folder.
As the spam filters learn over time, Gmail should be able to sideline future mailbot attacks behind the scenes.
On the other hand, why this concentration; why the pattern of new account signups? this is the work of something (or someone) most foul. You know, create a strong password, check for suspicious messages (yep, I see them!
), update your browser, report dubious emails, that kind of thing.
Scott Littleton defines a deity as "a being with powers greater than those of ordinary humans, but who interacts with humans, positively or negatively, in ways that carry humans to new levels of consciousness, beyond the grounded preoccupations of ordinary life." A male deity is a god, while a female deity is a goddess.