gmail spam 666 I interrupt this previously announced vacation to provide my amusement for the day (especially since the weather was not conducive to soaring).

Checking my email a bit ago, I was surprised to see exactly 666 messages in my spam folder (or whatever they're called). And that, for some reason amused me more than it should have.

If you're one of the three people who read this site and care about gliders, aviation, and soaring, you'll find photos appearing in my Parowan 2007 photo set on Flickr.

This also reminds me that I need to write about my recent experience with Google Apps. That's on the TODO list...

You may now go back to reading things that matter. :-)

Posted by jzawodn at July 11, 2007 01:55 PM

Reader Comments
# said:

What's up with your blog site being down for several days?

Another server crash?

on July 11, 2007 02:40 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Which days? There was some downtime a couple weeks back, but that was the result of the server move I wrote about:

on July 11, 2007 02:43 PM
# Matt W. said:

I'm quite certain more then 3 people read your blog. Either that or I'm apparently part of a very small group of folks ;)

Anyhow, have fun on the break/vacation :)

on July 11, 2007 04:17 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:


I know that. But I was *a bit* more specific than that... :-)

on July 11, 2007 04:38 PM
# joe said:

As long as you're talking about Gmail, I have a question for everybody. Just a couple days ago, I actually looked up your previous post about the Gmail Phishing filter from last November, but I figured my comment would be lost on a post that old.

anyway - the phishing filter sucked then, and it STILL SUCKS. I mean, are they even trying? I get an average of one email a day "from" paypal or ebay, and they are OBVIOUS phishing messages. They are the same old "please update your paypal information at the link below", and the links aren't even CLOSE to coming from a domain.
This should be high on the list of things for Gmail to block, higher than normal spam, which they still do a great job at. I just can't imagine how many people fall for the phishing scams, and since gmail basically lures you into a sense of security with no spam, people probably are less cognizant of looking for phishing messages. I mean, is it that hard for them to figure out that the text of a link says, and the URL of the link is an IP Address with a bunch of random characters after it?

on July 11, 2007 06:29 PM
# sylvia said:

Hah, I'm one of the three! *feels special*

I have to admit, I've never gone gliding but your flickr set sure does make it look tempting! Maybe next summer...

on July 12, 2007 02:43 AM
# Song said:

I had that in my spam box the other day, too. felt weird a little and reminded me all the scenes that I saw in the movies for a second. 'Just a series' of numbers you can say but it did get ours attention. Now, enjoy your vacation!

on July 12, 2007 10:55 AM
# Norman said:

That's a lot of spam. Did it all come in one day?

on July 12, 2007 07:08 PM
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