spam IV

Filters don’t work. IP blocking doesn’t work. As soon as something gets stopped, like blocking messages with a certain subject, they start putting random things in there instead. How many emails have you received that have the subject “thanks for last night” or “I missed your call” or something like that. Open the message and you see an advertisement for a low mortgage rate or cheap insurance. The problem is that it’s too easy to send out so many emails. The reason we don’t have this volume of regular mail coming to us is that the postal service charges $0.37 for each (or whatever the rates are for the postcards and other variations).

The beauty of the internet is that it is free. Once you have a connection, you can do almost anything you want. Companies charge for services sometimes, but there is almost always some free alternative. Services like Hotmail and Yahoo mail are just so easy. They are free, and you can make an account, send out emails until it’s shut down, and then make another one. You don’t have to give out any information about yourself to make the account, even. It’s the blessing and the curse of the internet.

(how about the spam that advertises spam-blocking software? What’s up with that?)

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