Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Spam this, buddy

The email for my blog sites gets a lot more spam than my other email addresses. No big surprise, since the address is right there in the sidebar. My email program lets me dump the spam folder with one click, so it is no big deal, really. Plus, if spam sits for 30 days, it is automatically deleted. But I can't stand for it to sit there, so I delete it every time I open the account.

Now I am curious. I wonder how much spam I will receive before the program automatically deletes it. So I am going to try it. I am about to let the spam folder fill for a month, just to see how many I actually receive.

I'll keep you updated.

10 comments:

chip said...

I do the same thing. Let us know if you actually manage to let it sit there for that long and pile up and up and up. For me the temptation to click delete forever is just too strong...

Mike said...

We have already hit 80 spam messages in 3 1/2 days.

Mike said...

I hit 299 spam email about 1 minute ago.

Mike said...

3/19/06 9:30pm

336 spam in the box, after 12 days, 12 hours and 8 mins.

Mike said...

3/22/06 4:03pm

446 msgs now

chip said...

wow. I am VERY impressed. My worst spammed email address only has 251 spams since March 11 (11 days). You are truly harvesting some serious spam!

Mike said...

3/25/06 1:25 pm

Finally hit 500 at 10:03 this morning.

Up to 503 right now.

Mike said...

3/28/06 7:55pm

600 spam, as of an hour and a half ago

Noir Muse said...

Hee hee! I do the same thing. I've somehow gotten onto a spam-bot-thing list and received an unbelievable number of emails. So, last summer I decided to perform the same experiment with my yahoo account - I have 11793 messages in my bulk folder right now. I think it’s deleting some of the old ones over time, but whoa, what a huge waste of cyberspace, eh?

Mike said...

11K? That is cool. Maybe I'll just let it stack up in my yahoo account for a while.