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Journal of VSarkiss (704)

Friday June 20, 2003
10:04 AM

Another thing I hate about spam

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I have an email address book with lots of people I've worked with over the years. Occasionally, I'll remember someone in there and send them a "Hi, how's it going?" note just to keep in touch. If I don't get a reply, and it had been a particularly long time since I'd communicated with that person, I figured their email address had changed or something.

Lately it seems more of my notes have disappeared into the ether, and I think the explosion in spam is to blame. Either the recipients have mis-configured spam filters, or they just didn't recognize my name and tossed a note with a subject line like "Hello" or "Greetings". Sometimes I wonder if I've done that myself.

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  • I tried to get it touch with a buddy of mine for 15 years after I was out of the Air Force. All I had was his old home town and his name. Over the years I would call information and try to track him down. Went nowhere.
    One day I got an email with the subject "I finally tracked you down."
    Sounded like spam to me, but just something about his email address sounded vaguely familiar, so I happened to open it instead of bit-bucketing it.
    Was I glad I hadn't trashed it.
    I'm sure huge amounts of email gets thrown