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E-Mail Overload Is a Myth, Study Says



3:44 pm on Dec 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Article posted in Washington Post concerning email spam:


(Spam is still a problem for me.)


3:50 pm on Dec 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

Ive got to say that the findings are pretty accurate for me.

I dont have that much email to deal with in my work accounts. The bulk of spam i get (90%) goes to my hotmail account.



3:52 pm on Dec 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I think this was kind of skewed by the type of people she interviewed. I think e:mail spam is much worse for those who own websites and whose e:mail addresses are out there to be grabbed. That is of course unless the average joe has managed to get on a spammers list somehow.


3:56 pm on Dec 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

I am getting about 10 spam emails as I write this post. It is a HUGE problem. Had I started on the internet later, would not have been a problem. But try to get your email address removed from old defunct websites. And you have to keep using your email addy in case you get notified to renew a domain name or something important. Something big has to be done.

One big trick if you have domains you run, in the old days by default many would have anything@domain.com forwarded...much better to have specific accounts and don't pick up the rest because spammers will send to a1@domain.com b2@domain.com just to try and snag a live one.


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