December 5, 2021

Email is Dead

Attention those who email me. I won’t be reading it.

I’ve recently enlarged my penis, bought software, and confirmed all my bank accounts. I no longer have a need for email.

That’s right spammers, you win. I’m pulling the plug on email at midnight tonite. From then on, every email address I’ve ever had will either forward to dev null or bounce right back at you.

I’m even restricting work email to people on my network, or already in my contacts list.

At last count, I recieved 141 spam emails an hour. And those are just the ones that get through my filters. That’s not even counting Gmail!!

Most of these come from the Whois information for the 40 websites I own, but a lot of spam is coming from the required email address I posted at Google directory .. yes it appears spam bots have even been able to remove the +nospam crap I put in there!

I just don’t have time to hold down the delete key every day, and it’s filling up my server too fast. In fact, in the time it took me to delete 140 email messages this morning, I recieved 12 more. 3 in japanese, 2 in spanish, and 4 from Chase asking for my account details.

Anyway. I’m giving up on email. It’s not practical anymore. If you want to get a hold of me, try AIM or MSN messenger, or just pick up the phone and call me.

About Ryan Jones

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