21 October 2011

Spam Inundation

I returned this week from a relaxing month on the Ligurian Sea coast in Italy. The weather was sunny, the air 70F-80F every day but one, and the cool water and sandy beach ideal for swimming.

When I got home, I opened my e-mail program and found 3,200 messages in the inbox. About 1 percent of these were from friends or related to business. The remaining 3,168 were spam. I've spent many hours the last couple of days clearing out this sewage from the mailbox and server.

Am I the only one receiving this much e-crap? I have a good antivirus program, but that clearly isn't enough to stem this tide. If there's effective antispam software available, please let me know. I'm getting too old for this shit.


J. Kingston Pierce said...

Wow, I'm glad to see you FINALLY back in the blogging game.


Charles Smyth said...

C'mon, it's only been a year since my last post.

Anonymous said...

I, too, get toilet bowls-full of this fertilizer, especially if I'm out of town, even for a couple of days. Surely some filter is out there to help with this. Very few of these are actually captured and put into my spam file. Today, 24 hrs. after I last signed on, 1 item was in the spam file, and 25 were not, of which only 3 of them were personal correspondence. Stop the madness!

Bob S.