SPAM AND SPAM FILTERING ARE BOTH UNCOOL!
ARGGGGH! I just logged onto my webmail and guess what I found. No, not a whopping pile of Spam, as you might have guessed, but a mix of spam (20%) and legitimate messages (80%) all sitting in the Spam Filtering folder. One hundred and fifty six of them, to be exact.
I’d like to say a couple of things. First, if you’re a spammer, stop. You’re sucking the life out of the Internet. Second, if you buy stuff from Spammers, stop. You’re encouraging them, and even with that miniscule return of one little genius in the million unsolicited GeTYourV!Agr@ HEAr message its worth it for them to keep crapping directly into our inboxes, so resist the urge. Third, if you’re an ISP, TELL YOUR CLIENTS BEFORE YOU START SPAM FILTERING FOR THEM! Fourth, if you’re writing Spam filters, please get better at it. Grabbing a hundred or so legitimate messages to grab the 50 or so that are truly crap isn’t even remotely effective.
Thanks for the effort [ISP name inserted here], but do YOU want to return all the missing messages?