Our computer center tightened up their spam recognition, I have been getting almost only good email for the last few weeks. But upon hearing today that someone got my Christmas letter in their spam files, I decided to check mine. I last checked and cleared on November 21.

There were 12172 emails in the folder.

That is almost 300 a day. I checked the 300 for today - not one real letter in there. The thought of checking 670 or so pages of spam, looking for real letters, does not appeal to me. So I hit the "clear" button, it's all gone.

Spammers will eventually kill email, it seems, but there is not really anything else in the wings, is there? Do they really all make money on this, or is it only the companies that sell spam kits?

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