Not that I’m the first person to think this way, but I’m becoming more and more convinced that email is a dead medium.
I’m up to 150 new messages or so everytime I check certain accounts. Two or three are legit, and generally only 1 is even remotely useful. My junk folder fills up with thousands and thousands of useless messages between cleanings, and it’s not even remotely plausible to browse through it looking for false positives anymore.
The latest development is that I’m beginning to lose the ability to communicate with people. Twice in as many weeks, I have had to run through a list of email addresses with the other party on the phone, trying to find one that hasn’t been blacklisted by their mail server yet. I’ve been able to make a backup address work, but for how long? Thanks for trying, SpamCop, but please go away now. You’re making my ability to do business very difficult.
I’d ask if anyone has any fixes, but well… This is starting to feel like a pretty futile war. When do we all just give up and try something else instead?