Usually, I delete my spam as quickly as it arrives in my email inbox. Things have been so crazy lately, however, that it started to pile up. I let it pile up for 3 days, and I had over 150 email in my spam folder. Of that, about 4 were actual emails, including an electronic Valentine's Day card that my daughter sent to me (she's beyond sweet). The remaining 150 emails were truly spam.
I tried to breakdown the different categories they fell into. I couldn't account for every single one because many were just beyond boring. Or stupid. Here's the breakdown:
Deals on new cars: 3 emails
Deals on overstocked items: 3 emails
Dating sites: 9 emails (these included Christian dating, over 40 dating, over 50 dating, and African-American dating).
Tax Services: 4 emails
Insurance of some kind: 5 emails
Online pharmacy: 4 emails
Satellite television: 4 emails
Credit scores/Background checks: 6 emails
Coupons: 4 emails
Giftcard offers: 8 emails
Penis enlargement: 7 emails
AARP membership: 1 email
Wow, that only accounted for about 50 emails. I still had another 100 spam emails that were just too insipid to try and categorize.
The biggest shock was that AARP only sent me one email. The other big shocker was all the dating sites. Hello, I am married. I once heard that something like 50 percent of dating site members are married. That's one scary statistic. Do they purposely market to married people?
That's a scary thought!
What's in your spam folder?