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.