May 4th, 2012

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Swing and a miss...

On the one hand, the spammers are getting smarter, trying to make their spams more engaging and personal, by including my name in the Subject line.

On the other hand, some helpful idiot, somewhere along the line, decided that my name was "Joseph duCoeur", and has been propagating that to all the other spammers. So the end result is that a large amount of spam is even *easier* to recognize and discard confidently than it used to be: essentially, any email whose Subject starts with "Joseph" is spam...