[oclug] I am angry. Spam went to far today. Want to fight back.
jjrboucher at gmail.com
Thu Sep 13 08:36:14 EDT 2007
On 9/12/07, Phil <plabonte at gmail.com> wrote:
> Why not just hit the delete key?
> I mean I get alot of spam and it takes all of 1 second to hit the
> delete key... sometimes there is too much technology... spam filters
> are a good example in my opinion... I mean sure you can filter out bad
> words and and exe's, vbs's but that is all I limit my spam filter
> to... so I get maybe 20-30 spam emails a day... that is about 1 minute
> of my time to hit the delete key... just my 2 cents...
That solution is certainly fine for most. However for some it's not.
I had someone call and complain one time that they were getting in
excess of 700 spam messages per day. Their business was such that it
would be possible for him to receive emails from pretty much anywhere
in the world, from a new customer. So he had to visually filter
through all of them amongst the legitimate emails. A time consuming
task in that scenario where it is understandable that he would be very
frustrated with spam and that your solution does little to alleviate
it. But for the average person I agree that as long as you are only
dealing with a handful per day it's not a big deal. Actually I get no
spam at all at home. So either the very obvious is being filtered by
the provider, or I'm not on any list. I get the occasional spurt at
work. My Gmail gets a few in the spam bucket per day. And my
mail.com one which I've had since the late 1990's and is posted on
various sites relating to a hobby of mine probably gets a half dozen
per day on average.
Despite all that my penis is still the same size, I haven't struck it
rich on the stock market, I haven't seen any money yet from that
distant relative overseas ... Boggles my mind that some people fall
victim to them. But alas circumstances can sometimes cause people to
behave contrary to their instincts. While others lack common sense
(seems it's not so common anymore).
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