September 21, 2019

Tracking My Spam

I was cleaning up my Gmail inbox today (it’s down to 115 unreplied messages now – not counting spam) and I got sidetracked and decided to break down my spam by time received.

So far today (it’s only 11pm) I’ve received over 2500 spam messages.

1800 during the 7 hours I was asleep last night.

9 while I showered.

500 while at work today.

17 on my drive home from work.

90 during dinner.

200 during the red wings game.

That’s 2616 in total, and there’s still an hour left to go in the day.

Update: 6 more between 11 and midnight for a total of 2622 today

Of course the only way I noticed these was by checking the spam filter in my Gmail box, but it’s easy to see why many of today’s youth aren’t using email anymore in favor of social networks like MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter where one has to know you before they can message you.

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Ryan Jones is an SEO from Detroit. By day he works as a manager of SEO & Analytics at SapientNitro where his team performs SEO for Fortune500 clients. By night he's either playing hockey or attempting to take over the world with his own websites - which he would have already succeeded in doing had it not been for those meddling kids and their dog. The views expressed here have not been paid for and belong only to Ryan, not any of his employers or clients. Follow Ryan on Twitter at: @RyanJones, add him on Google+ or visit his personal website: www.RyanMJones.com