I’ve experienced Google GMail Spam-Swarms before – but the one today, which only lasted about 15 minutes, was a serious mess. At one point I was receiving about 1,000 spam emails/minute. In a 15 minute time span hundreds of spam emails weren’t even marked as spam.
Since I am a consultant, most of my new clients come from email addresses I don’t recognize – and often those messages end up in my spam folder.
Usually I can deal with the daily spam, and sort out the real emails. But when I get thousands of spam emails I just can’t go through them one at a time.
I just delete them – and hope I am not throwing away future business.
But when it doesn’t it is a pain in the butt, and it could cost me money.
Mostly it is annoying when it doesn’t work, because I just expect it to.
And I know – I shouldn’t complain because I can’t beat the price.
But if “free” comes with the price of “maybe it works” then I need to rethink my email strategy. I can’t afford the potential loss of business or the real loss of time dealing with these “spam-swarms”.
All of these screen shots were taken in a five minute period – and at the time I was deleting spam and clearing the spam folder as often as I could.
I couldn’t keep up. Neither could GMail.