Man, spam sucks.

I have an elaborate set of mail filters that automatically categorize incoming messages into folders based on who they’re from, the content, and so on. One of the filters checks my address book and shovels anything from someone I don’t know into a “suspected spam” folder, which I can then check for anything legitimate.

The problem is that I get a hundred or so a day in this folder, and I have to scan them to look for anything real. Take the example here. One of these messages is legitimate; the others aren’t. Argh.

I wonder sometimes how many opportunities I’ve missed because someone writes to me and I simply discard their message with all the other trash.