Daily Archives: February 23, 2015

My War on Spam

Anyone who has email understands the annoyingness of spam emails.

I’ve used my email address for over 10 years and never had spam on it.  Of course, I used my ISP given email for signing up for anything, so apart from friends, no one else had my regular one.  Until late last year.

I don’t know what happened.  Obviously I mistakenly signed up for SOMETHING, or gave a retailer the wrong address, or who knows..but either way, one spammer has gotten my email address.  Thankfully they haven’t sold it (yet) to any other spammers.  But still … about 4 times a day, I get about 15 emails.  All of them are the same, so I know it’s the same spammer.  It’s either “Auto quotes”, “insurance has expired”, “rachel ray weight loss”, “oprah and dr oz something or other”, blah blah blah.

After a few months of this, I’ve decided to wage war.  Of course, I’m Canadian, so we’re a passive bunch of people (or so the world says), right?  So.. I’ve been diligently adding each IP range to my email blocking … I noticed the first change this morning when I didn’t wake up to the customary emails.. though I did get another batch around 8am.

Maybe it’s making a difference…maybe it’s not (to my inbox).  But either way.. I really do NOT want to have to change my email address unless I have to.