Those darn spammers …

Actually, the title should have been … “Those spamming bastards … ” … but I thought it’d draw a lot of attention …

I don’t really get it …
I mean, what is with these people ?
How can anyone in their right mind, send millions of emails to people daily and expect to sell a product ?

I’ve been using email regularly since the time I knew Internet existed … and still have my very first email address at yahoo … which is n…

I get about 50 junk mails a day on that account … which Yahoo mostly filters out …
But, Yahoo’s filtering rejection ratio is pretty high … and sometimes, legitimate messages get thrashed out …

I primarily use gmail now … which is an awesome service … with tonnes of free goodies ( which I hope stays that way ) and also another service called myrealbox …
Both give me POP access ( which lets you download messages to your Outlook Express )

Sometime ago, when I had my own domain name ( tidesigns.com ), I would get about 170 spam messages a day … that too in a mailbox which I was paying for …
Had to use a filtering software and most of the time, was just deleting all the email …

I cant believe, people still post their complete email addresses in posts or websites …
If at all necessary … put your email up like : abc_at_yahoo.com …
This way, there are less chances for email reepers to get your mail and you to get spammed …

Also, report spam if your mail service provider allows … so that everyone is benefitted …
And the best precaution is to use a completely different email address for signing up …
Sigh …

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