Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The Disgusting Fact About Spam

The one thing I love about GMail is how wonderfully it handles spam. Every couple of days I'll pay attention to the spam it has collected in the Spam folder. This could be anywhere between 10-20 spam messages over the period of a couple of days, to a week. The domain name I use has some email addresses that were on public sites, so the influx of spam is a constant trickle.

I decided to change the setup of my domain name email recently. The result was that anything sent to my domain was forwarded to me, regardless of the username in front of the @ symbol...In eight hours my Spam folder stood at 163 messages. All crap, all sent to random usernames. Is this the state of Spam now...No more mailing lists, just a list of domain names and a username generator? Needless to say, it's back to a set list of usernames for my domain.

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