Spam is a strange thing

Spam is everywhere on the internet. I’m pretty sure I’ve read somewhere that the majority of email messages sent are spam. Blogs are also not immune to the aggravation of spam. My last blog got over 1000 nonsense comments posted in the blink of an eye. The messages came in faster than I could delete them.

I installed this spam blocker in this page when I updated the software. It’s designed to look for traits common to spam messages (like 30 links to porn sites or the word Viagra throughout). After I got it up and running, I was amazed how well it worked. It stopped over 750 messages within a 2 week period.

I looked at it today, and there was only 1 message left in my junk box. It appears I have held the line and made the spammers give up. Hooray!

Unfortunately, now I’m on my own if I’m looking for sources of non-brand name prescription drugs.