Nobody wants to talk to me anymore... - Journal of Omnifarious
Oct. 20th, 2006
12:47 pm - Nobody wants to talk to me anymore...
Well, I didn't want to talk to any of them anyway. Since I started using a few RBLs and implemented greylisting using Postgrey, I've gone from getting 200-500 messages a day down to getting about 15-20. I now get about as many spam messages as I get daily health messages from my computers.
This drop in spam has saved me approximately 15-30 minutes of spam clearing a day as I went through all the messages looking for the inadvertent message from a friend that was somehow badly classified. There have been about 3 of those in the past 2 years. When I took my 2.5 week trip to MN this summer, I felt compelled to redirect my personal email to be filtered through google so the spam wouldn't pile up so badly while I was gone.
In some ways, it's been kind of lonely. I don't get a lot of non-spam email. But I don't really mind the silence. :-)