I do not know if I am alone, but lately the amount of SPAM I am receiving has been through the roof. Putting aside the fact that I am amazed that all of these people know that I need to lose weight, earn more money at home, and have a bigger penis, I find the email annoying, to say the least.
At any rate, because of SPAM, I have 5 email addresses, of which only two are public. One of those is a hotmail account that I use for this weblog. I am not sure how the hotmail filter works, but I am assuming that every time I block someone, somewhere at Hotmail HQ this is tallied (for me individually so I receive no more mail from that source, and for the company). If my assumption is correct, providers like AOL, YAHOO, and Hotmail, once they receive enough tallies from individuals like me regarding a particular source, will ban that source. If that is indeed the case, I hereby plead with all fellow Hotmail users to do as I do- block the spam source every time you get one in your junk mail folder. This is the only thing I can think to do to fight it.
If I am correct in my assumptions, let me know.