There’s a flavor of Spam I could live without…

I’m guessing it’s a price you pay for an email address the Internet interprets as commercial. When I used a freebie Yahoo address like 400 brazillion other faceless users, I never had this problem.

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Sigh. Five new messages, and I’d rather cut off a finger than respond to a single one of them. I wonder what percentage of all bandwidth is such an utter waste? After I betray the revolution and set myself up as President-for-Life, I’m going to get to the bottom of this sadly neglected question.

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2 Responses to There’s a flavor of Spam I could live without…

  1. jed says:

    I’m going to guess that it has more to do with filtering. Despite being Yahoo, they likely have spam filtering tuned up based on years of dealing with it. Your ISP, however, might be less robust in that regard. There are probably some filtering options available to you in your hosting control panel, and it’s up to you to turn them on and perhaps do some configuration as well. Maybe things have changed since I paid much attention to that specific item in hosting plans, but I have no e-mail activated on the two domains I adminster, so I haven’t had a reason to.

  2. MamaLiberty says:

    I used to get something like 500 or more emails a day. Most of them were spam of some kind. I never answered any, but I had to LOOK at a great number of them so I wouldn’t delete something I wanted. Then I discovered spam filtering software. In the beginning, I had to “train” the filter to detect some of the more subtle ones, but now I seldom get even one or two a month that the software can’t decide on. Those go to a “quarantine” set up, so I’m safe if I have to open it to make sure because once in a blue moon it grabs something I do want.

    Nothing is perfect in the cyberworld, of course, but this comes close. :)

To the stake with the heretic!