Back Home to SPAM

Well, it was a long week, but I’m back home… and now the dreaded moment arrives, when I open my email to discover…

2,414 new messages.

Almost all of these are SPAM.

I had thought of checking my email while I was away, but when I access my email via webmail, I lose the services of Thunderbird‘s excellent spam filtering – and at 300+ messages per day (on average), that’s just too much mail to weed through on a daily basis through webmail. So I didn’t check my mail at all while I was away.

So that’s 2,414 emails in almost exactly one week.

This spam thing is becoming a HUGE problem!

My new year’s wish this year is for less spam!

p.s. – After Thunderbird downloaded all that mail, it left about 20 messages in my inbox – all of the rest was marked properly as spam and moved to my junk mail folder. Though it did take a few minutes to download all that mail – even over a cable modem connection!

By Keith Survell

A geek, programmer, amateur photographer, anime fan and crazy rabbit person.