PR Spam

One of the side effects of being one of the most visible bloggers in the "Hot blogs" list on blogs.sun.com and making my email address available in any of the posts that I've commented on, is that I get lots of email from PR companies telling me about their products.

I go another two such messages this morning. It's interesting that virtually all of their email addresses are "<something>pr.com". I wonder whether it's a single company acting on behalf of multiple clients, and using different email addresses for each one. I'm sure it would be pointless replying to the sender and tell them to stop sending them. I won't try products that get introduced to me via spam email. I certainly have no intention in helping to advertise such products.

It's now got to the point where I've just added a mail message filter in Thunderbird, and if the From: address ends with "pr.com", the message gets sent to a mail folder called "PR Spam".

I'll go to this folder every week or two, and delete all the spam. I'm saving them to a special folder just in case the filter accidentally catches a non PR spam message by mistake.

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