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How Is Spam Affecting Your Day?

July 20, 2020

I was really at a loss for words today;

960 emails !! 960 unwanted emails.

I shouldn’t say they were ALL unwanted. The three that I wanted to read were in there somewhere; I just had to look very hard for them.

Spam or UCM is becoming a bigger and bigger problem every day. As we get closer to the holiday season the amount of spam will grow even more.

I received an interesting email in the batch today. It was so obvious that it was a spam that it wasn’t funny. The thing that got me the most was they sent it to the wrong email address !! It was full of other addresses that I know were harvested off a message board.

With the new anti-spam law that will be signed by the end of the year, the amount of unwanted junk mail will be staggering. It is estimated that over 45% of the email people receive is spam.

My personal amount averages 450 a DAY!

So what does this mean for you? Your email box will be blasted with unwanted mail as long as the sender follows a few simple rules. 1) They must give a full header. This means that the sender has to clearly identify themselves 2) They must give you a real line to be removed from their mailing list.

Be that as it may, it will not stop your hardcore senders from moving to offshore providers to run circles around the laws.

Many ISP services already have spam filters in place to stop the flood of email going to your inbox. The problem with them is that they block the mail you want as well. You still have to wade through it all to get what you want to send to your inbox.

Spam will be with us as long as email address survives. The problem will really never go away as long as you have to keep posting your address to get the information you want from the internet and the crawlers keep harvesting those names to sell. New laws will only be effective until the next spammer figures out yet another way to get around the system.

In short; the best defense against spam is a good offense. Learn to use the tools available. By blocking as much junk email as we can will we be able to maybe put an end to it.

Or at least really slow it down.