Monday, March 30, 2009

Spam update

Three weeks ago I received 92 spam-emails in a single day, and quite honestly that felt like a light day.  I wrote about the difference between spammers and true emailers, and said I was going to unsubscribe zealously from every spam I receive.

spam ball

image of SPAM beach ball from Hormell's SPAM website.

Yesterday, exactly three weeks later, I received only 15 spam emails.  So far the unsubscribe tactic is working.

I hadn't been unsubscribing from emails over the last couple of years for a number of reasons:
I didn't want to spend the time required to click around and do it.

I didn't want to open the spammers' emails and risk them thinking I actually read it.

I was nervous the link would take me to a virus-infecting website.

I didn't want the spammers to sell my email address to other spammers as an "active email account".

Hopefully I was wrong on all accounts, because 15 is a lot better than 92 (or 125 on some days).  I will continue to unsubscribe to every spam email I can.  I will also continue to practice non-spam emailing.  And of course I'll let you know if I have any updates worth sharing!

Your reducing spam from outlook's diet Realtor,

Chris Butterworth