That's it. I've had enough. I'm fed up.
I don't know exactly when it happened, but an amazingly complex and ad-hoc ecosystem of spammers and spam filtering solutions (SpamAssassin, blacklists, IP rate limiting, Bayesian filters, keyword blocking, and more) has resulted is such an unreliable (or maybe unpredictable?) that I've simply lost faith in it.
It used to be a rare occurrence that a message I sent didn't make it to the intended recipient's inbox because of some overly aggressive filtering. No more. It seems to be happening on a weekly (almost daily) basis now.
The system appears to be, for lack of a better term, fucked up beyond all repair.
It's no wonder that the younger generation seems content to throw away email addresses every year or so and prefer to interact via the messaging systems offered by social networking services (or SMS).
I send and receive a fair amount of email every day. I've been doing since well before spam was a Real Problem. I've seen little if any forward progress on this in recent years. A lot of talk, but no answers.
What are we doing to do? Use a Twitter like service? Go back to sending things via the postal service?
Some days I wish that Paying to Send E-Mail had taken off.
Am I the only one?
Posted by jzawodn at March 05, 2007 08:42 PM