It is likely to be far worse for the full year, as that's just what
the current levels are. The level rises very steadily with time, and I
am almost certain that the level will have increased sufficiently by
the end of the year to make the complete annual number much
higher. And yes, I really do get 150 to 200 of the damned things a
day, every day, week after week, the number slowly ratcheting
upwards. My annualized figure was taken by conservatively using 150
rather than 200.
Apparently there are people doing even worse than I am. There are also
quite a number of people I know who are running at perhaps 30% or 50%
of my rate, but of course, they need merely wait if nothing is done
before they hit the rate I'm at.
I am a bit unusual. I run a number of mailing lists and post a lot to
the net. However, I'm just ahead of the curve. If things continue, in
a few years, you will be where I am, almost regardless of where you
Perry E. Metzger perry(_at_)piermont(_dot_)com
"Ask not what your country can force other people to do for you..."
WOW Thats' a lot of spam. I don't blame you for wanting to get rid of it. As
for unwanted telephone solicitations, Radio Shack has a device called
'tele-zapper'. It is supposed to keep out tele-marketers. I was in
tele-marketing for 5 years and I got people who hated me and people who
looked foreward to me calling them again. If you ask for a written copy of
the tele-marketer's Do not call policy, you have written proof you asked to
be taken off the list. If they call again, you have a court case.
When a tele-marketer calls me, I usually listen long enough to see what
product or service they're peddling, then if I'm not interested I hang up.
Of course I'm not swamped with tele-marketers either. If you don't like
soliciting, you should be able to stop it.