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The futility of email

March 19, 2005 @ 14:47 By: gordon Category: General

I don’t know about you, but a disturbing percentage of the email I receive each day is spam. It’s gotten to the point where I cringe every time I open my emailbox because some days the percentage of spam is almost at 100% — and that’s after SpamAssassin and SpamBayes have done their thing. Soon, the useless of email as a form of communication may be completely marginalized. Hopefully there will be a replacement for SMTP that is less prone to abuse before then.

Anyways, I need to go — some email has just arrived. Oh look… I may have won the lottery…

2 Responses to “The futility of email”

  1. Paul Tomblin says:

    My postfix filters catch about 2,000 spams a day. Then SpamAssassin catches another 200 or so. Then Bogofilter catches about 20.

    Some day I’m going to find Canter and Siegel, and I’m going to kill them both slowly.

  2. gordon says:

    I remember the very first piece of spam I received years ago. I clearly recall thinking “Oh, no good can come of this.”

    It appears I was right.