Sunday, September 28, 2003

So I checked my email this morning. 25 spam mails, and 1 automated job search update (I just haven't turned that one off yet). That is really pathetic. I never really understood the big problem of that spam was. I understood theoretically that it used a ton of bandwidth and is costly for ISPs, but it didn’t hit home for me until it took 2 minutes to download nothing but spam. I’ve had my MSU email account since 1998.

It’s not nearly as bad as my Hotmail account (had that one since 1996). I think the ratio of actual email to spam there is ~1:500. I wonder what is going to happen. Spam is just predicted to go higher and higher. I use a filtering system, and it works great right now. I just wish I didn’t have to waste time downloading the stupid things.


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