120 Billion Spams per Day

March 10, 2008

IronPort just released their Internet Security Trends for 2008 white paper. I haven’t read it all, but the big headline in the summary says spammers send over 120 billion (with a b) messages per day. Yep, 20 spam messages for every living person on this planet.

Remember that IronPort sells spam control products, Read the rest of this entry »

E-Mail Labels, not E-Mail Folders

March 6, 2008

On my never-ending quest to better handle e-mail, I started using Google Mail as my primary mail client last year. I was traveling so much it made sense to automatically forward all my gaskin.com e-mail to my Google account. That way, no matter where I was, there was my mail (a tip to Mike Azzara referenced in this column). If I had done the column on Everyone.net last year, I may be using them instead of Google.

It took some time to transition from cursing Google Read the rest of this entry »

The Problem with E-Mail

March 3, 2008

What’s the problem with e-mail, beyond spam? The basic format and usability of e-mail hasn’t improved in the last decade or so, that’s what. Why are we still stuck using e-mail the same way we did in 1998?

Frank Ohlhorst’s article “The Problem with E-mail” goes Read the rest of this entry »