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!
So, new versions of WordPress support “tags.” Which seem like an interesting way to categorize things – and handy, too. I’ve been able to go back and categorize all my posts on “REAL ID” with a tag so they can be quickly found. Although tagging is not 100% awesome – there are some quirks to it. And I’m still figuring them out, so bear with me – you may see my “tag cloud” on the sidebar change suddenly.