The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

21 September 2005

Breathe deep, the gathering spam

Last time I emptied the "Deleted Items" mail folder was the first of August.

There were 4,344 items in it last night.

This includes all of the items that were routed directly to this folder by my spam filters.

This does not include any of the items that were caught at server level by their spam filters and were never picked up via POP3, which includes probably three to five thousand more.

I'm figuring, as a SWAG, a thousand spams a week. And apart from some infinitesimal quantity of inexplicable net.fame, I am essentially nobody. I'd hate to have to go through [fill in name of someone who is legitimately well-known]'s mail.

Posted at 6:18 AM to PEBKAC