Note: Starting in September 2004, I changed my email server configuration to limit the amount of email my account sees. I had to do this because at the amount of spam had increased to a point that even with incredibly strict filters I was still seeing about 50-100 spams a day in my inbox. The changed amount is now how much I see that still gets through to my personal SpamAssassin / procmail recipes.
I hate spam. I really hate spam. I hate spammers. I hate that I have to run special scripts to clean my incoming email from pornography and scams. I hate that I occationally miss an important email in the flood of noise that is my inbox. Here is a disturbing trend:
I am now getting thousands of unwanted emails to my primary email account every day. I used to expend energy getting spammers terminated from their providers. Now I feel like I am being completely overrun and simply don't have the means to limit the impact of the assault on my email servers.
It's not good enough that I can filter. It's not good enough that I can delete the bits that slip through. It is time for everyone to get off their collective butts and begin writing their government representatives. I want the right to sue the people abusing my Internet bandwidth, my computer resources and my time. I want justice. And I want them to pay...