Revenge of the spam filters

last week, I was sent important (important to me, anyway) personal emails from people at General Mills and at Citibank.

Didn’t get either one.

My Yahoo spam filter nabbed both of them.

We’ve seen cracks in the email firmament for a while, but it’s pretty clear that too many big companies are doing too much mailing to too many people who aren’t totally sure they want to get it. As a result, sometimes the real stuff isn’t getting through.

The sad thing, of course, is that the clever spam/scam artists at the little fly by night companies are agile enough to beat the filters. Boy do they have a lot of people in Nigeria with secret bank accounts!