Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Tuesday May 23, 2006 Email

I have several free email sites that I've acquired over the years. Some of the sites were too small to handle the larger files or the volume of email. Others became plagued with too much junk mail (I thought). I have one personal email site I only let freinds and relatives know about and I will check the other sites occasionally to see if someone forgot to change their address file. Last night I went into my Hotmail site after about a month and found 372 messages awaiting me, of which 3 were actual personal messages. I had to check who the mail was from before deleting to make sure I didn't throw away the wrong mail. Just a whole lot of junk! I thought my mail box got enough junk mail to keep advertisers happy, but it doesn't come close. Right now I seem to be a close personal friend to many political leaders and political parties who all need my immediate attention before the world falls apart. Many petitions and many requests for donations. My phone has also been ringing a lot more each day with political needs and charitable needs. I have obviously been put on "The List". I give to whom I wish to give and support the candidates I respect and let the others know that I don't agree with them - and that's enough. I don't respond to most mail or most email and have my phone answer machine pick up any important messages and try to live my life peacefully.

372 messages is a lot of wasted effort.

2 comments:

  1. I CANCELLED ALL MY FREE E-MAIL ADDRESS BECAUSE OF MAIL I DIDN'T WANT. I ONLY GIVE MY E-MAIL ADRESS TO A FEW PEOPLE AND I STILL GET
    EXTRA MAIL.

    DON

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  2. hotmail is not a good place to get anything but junk... yahoo has a good spam filter as does excite (if your browser will let you log in because of the cookies that excite sends - but that is another issue all together)

    I've had to adjust the spam filter a couple of times on my current email boxes beacuse of the way spammers send their info--

    there is a national Do Not Call listing (I belive you need to acitve it every year) but that helps a lot for the phone calls...
    the web site is>

    https://www.donotcall.gov/default.aspx

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