This is what my inbox looks like today:

Yes, that is 31,317 unread messages in my Inbox. This is post sorting and filtering.

Yes, it is mostly spam. But I am pretty sure there are some valid emails in there.

So, for personal stuff, email is dead to me. I can't wade through all this spam.

For Open Source development, I still love e-mail lists, and loath some groups using 'forums' instead. Using maildrop, I presort all of my lists into folders, so they are not included in the above number.

If you want to contact me, use IRC, ICQ (18985993), Yahoo IM (pquerna), MSN(ilovedot_net@force-elite.com), Jabber, POTS (1-408-439-3825), comment on my blog.

If you must use e-mail, you could use one of the above methods to get a new super-secret email address.... Or you could try emailing pquerna on my apache.org account, which is the only semi-public one I do tend to read.

For those who don't understand any of this, or why I get so much spam, please look at this animation by Mike Davidson.

By the time I finished writing this post, my Inbox looked like this:

All 6 new emails were spam. I rest my case




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