I don’t know about you, but my e-mail in-box is overflowing with junk messages every morning. No matter what programming trick I create or anti-spam program I buy, the “spammers” always prevail and somehow end up in my “in” box.
Although a hundred or so junk e-mail get through every day, my anti-spam systems get 2-300. Not bad you say. . . Well, because my systems work “fairly” well, my “junk” box also collects about 25 e-mail that I do want to get. So guess what? I must now go through my junk mail folder every day to pull out the mail I want before deleting the rest.
I just started doing this, since earlier I would just automatically delete everything in the junk folder. Until. . . I began sending my newsletters (I put out 5-10 a month) to myself as a way to check how they look using different browsers. . . Hmmm, I wasn’t getting any!
Finally, after complaining to the newsletter people and getting the responce: “Did you check your junk folder”, did I discover my own mail was being caught in the spam snare. After doing quite a bit of research and continuing to watch the 100+ junk mailings get into my “in” box, I realized how inadaquate today’s e-mail process has become.