It was my Spam Blocker’s first birthday yesterday. In that time it has quarantined 29,017 iffy emails trying to flog me prescription drugs, growth hormones, Rolex watches, God’s daily promises, horoscopes, porn etc. That’s about 80 bits of junk mail a day.
I heard that spam now accounts for over 90% of all email and always wondered why they bother. Surely it must be like all the crap that falls out the Sunday magazines or stuffed through your letterbox and just goes straight to the bin? But as always there is that nagging doubt that they wouldn’t do it if it didn’t work.
In a recent survey in the UK, one in five people admitted to having bought something as a result of spam email. They must be mad. More to the point, they are encouraging the spammers, so if you’re one of they — JUST BLOODY STOP IT!