Who doesn’t get annoyed with those unsolicited messages on mortgage, viagra and other strange medicines in their mailbox? And while, nearly two thirds of all email is spam, and while, between 2005 and 2006, the number of unsolicited e-mails increased 147 percent. And yet, while, US and Taiwan lead the spamming spree, there’s still some good news. It’s satisfying to read this on my WP dashboard …

Akismet has caught 10,133 spam for you since you first installed it.

And that’s just my blog, in a short span of 3-4 months. Even more satisfying to notice this on my hosting panel …

SpamAssassin has caught 12,590 spam in the past 60 days.

And finally, from my own research Gmail detects nearly 90% of all spam coming to my Gmail mailbox (although it still shows some false identifications). Hmm, getting there, slowly but surely.

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