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Spam seems to officially be crippling Email, but not how you would think…

October 30, 2003, 11:21 AM

Yes, spam, as in unsolicited commercial Email, is crippling the Email system. But not how you think. It seems that as a result of people and their overzealous spam filters that nowadays I’m more astonished when Email DOES arrive than it getting eaten.

It used to be so easy to get Emails through to people. Address, message, subject, and voila. Done. If I need to send a file as previously discussed, I attach it and go.

Nowadays, there have been cases of all kinds of messages being eaten. Kathleen, the LPCM campus minister, recently sent me a whole bunch of stuff that never showed up, eaten up by the Email monster. I Emailed Dr. Teske a sound that we had previously discussed. Never showed up, though interestingly enough, it did show up for the friend I CC-ed it to who’s on the same server. I Emailed Dr. Skelley a paper recently, and it never showed up. Very frustrating…

At least I got the spam filters taken off of Schumin Web. You send something to my Email address, and I can assure you, I will get it. This after I nearly lost some domain names because the spam filter was eating my confirmation Emails.

It’s sad when I can say that the spammers are winning in destroying Email, but not directly due to their own activities, but rather some overzealous filtering techniques that will eat more Emails than they let through.

Web site: Fight Spam! (Interestingly enough, this came up first when I searched for "spam" in Google. The Hormel product known as "spam" came up second!)

Song: "I'm nasty, I'm not very nice! The heart that's inside me is as cold as ice! When he leaves the castle, people quake with fear! He only likes visitors when they're locked in here! I would never do a favor, giving gifts is not for me! But if I ever... forgot your birthday... I'd throw you into jail and throw away the key! For he's nasty, he's mean through and through! They call me a bully, I admit it's true! No one would miss him if he went away! There is not a noble deed that I have done to... that he has done to-day after day after rotten after rotten after glad to be forgotten day! SNEAKAMORE!" (From Today's Special)

Quote: "Email is officially going to hell!"

Categories: Internet, Schumin Web meta