Thursday, November 23, 2006

Spam Galore

I usually check my email in the evening before going to bed and then again first thing in the morning. This means that there is a sleep-gap of 8 to 10 hours and in the morning I see the largest number of spam emails in the spam folder.

I am a big fan of Google's GMail. It does a fantastic job of correctly filtering spam into the spam folder and so it rarely bothers me and I just see a figure which tells me how many spam mails were filtered.

On any morning this number is usually between 25 and 100 so this morning it surprised me to see 568 spam emails sitting there. A quick calculation shows me that I am receiving, on average, more than 1 spam email per minute.


Tim B. said...

I've got the bastard's hitting my blog now too! But I can't delete them until I update to the new blogger version.... a risky task here in Guatemala considering solo entiendo un poquito EspaƱol.

Guy Ellis said...

You should enable word verification. That will stop the automated spammers, which I am guessing that they are because it takes a lot of effort on the part of the spammer to type in that word for very little return.

What part of Guatemala are you in?

Have you learned the Guatemalan saying "salir de Guatemala y entrar de Guatepeor"?