And I’m really trying not to look a gift horse in the mouth, but has anyone else noticed a significant slowdown of SPAM in their email?
I mean really noticeable!
Whereas, in recent months my email had been inundated with all kinds of crap, now, quite suddenly, it’s eerily quiet.
Again, not complaining, just fascinated and curious about what’s happening.
It’s been so slow that I actually wondered if my email was broken.
I could understand one account being quiet, I’m trying to phase out accounts that I don’t use anymore. But this is a marked reduction in junkmail across several accounts.
I was hoping that my stellar programming of junk filters had been responsible. Then I checked the servers and found that, alas, my junk filters were as inefficient as always, and there was nothing being caught by the built in server filters either.
For a moment I was excited though.
Could it be that people aren’t falling for the scams in the junkmail anymore, so the spammers aren’t sending email?
Nah, unlikely there are way too many morons out there.
As PT Barnum said, “There’s a sucker born every minute”.
I just had a dark thought. Suppose the SPAM / Phishing emails are slowing because they’re no longer necessary?
What if due to the breaches at the OPM, IRS, and various Health care companies the SPAMMERS have all the information that they need?
That would truly suck.
I’m hoping it’s just that I’ve gotten lucky and various ISPs handling my email have installed some killer filters.
I’m not holding my breath… I think I’m waiting for the other shoe to drop.