Pharyngula

Ho-hum. Getting flooded again.

This is becoming a regular occurrence: someone is trying to bomb my email address again, with 5-10,000 junk emails pouring in each hour. Look, fool, this is a waste of effort: the effect is that the activity monitor on my sidebar shows a lot of red and green bars, and my email software gets really sluggish as it sucks up all the garbage and automatically throws it away. If you’re trying to inconvenience me, this is a rather silly, pointless way of doing it.

If you’re trying to get through to me by email, the one real problem this causes is that I’m not going to be checking it for a while, until the dumb twit with the automatic mailer gets tired of it. If you need to tell me something, the contact information up there has some suggestions.

Comments

  1. #1 MReap
    June 28, 2006

    Why do I think that activity like that would melt the MnSCU server we all have to share?

    (This is a Minnesota specific reference; you’re not meant to understand it if not attached to either the U of M or one of the MN state uni’s)

  2. #2 PZ Myers
    June 28, 2006

    Hmmm…the UMM web server was brought down by hackers for several days last week…

  3. #3 Halfjack
    June 28, 2006

    In addition to being relatively ineffective, it’s illegal and unethical. But I don’t find these things are boundaries for action by fanataics. Even fanatics that espouse ethics and law.

  4. #4 Narc
    June 28, 2006

    So what do you use for spam filtering, PZ?

  5. #5 Rich
    June 28, 2006

    Spamming for Jebus?

  6. #6 Martha
    June 28, 2006

    What Would Jesus Spam?

  7. #7 G. Tingey
    June 29, 2006

    What sort of Spam would Yeshua use?

    ( No Pork, because he was jewish ??? )

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