When I signed in to my e-mail account this morning, I was shocked to see a spam message in my inbox. Of course, spam messages are a part of life in the online world and a message or two promising “health benefits” or advertising a “completely new technology” and so on would not come as a surprise to anyone.
I was surprised because the e-mail account that I had accessed was the one I have with my Internet Service Provider(ISP). I do not know what filter they use, but my inbox has been completely free of spam. Till now, that is. A determined spammer who wanted me to take a look at his “data recovery software” managed to get through the spam filter of my ISP. 😦
I have had bad experiences with spam over the years. My first e-mail account had to be abandoned because the inbox turned into a spam box. A fate shared by many of my other e-mail accounts. Infact I cannot remember how many accounts I created as I keep abandoning them because of the notorious spammers. 😡
However, many popular free e-mail providers seem to use a pretty effective spam filter these days. And I don’t know about my fellow bloggers, but I think the folks at WordPress seem to have put an end to the spam menace when they made those recent changes. 😀
I hope I have not spoken too soon. 😐