The Junkmail Project: The long, long overdue summary

(Or how nerdiness got the better of me and started my quixotic quest to vanquish the windmills of spam) … If junk mail were worth its weight in gold, I would be well on my way to retirement. I received 993.2009 troy ounces of junk mail last year, and it’s awfully nice to imagine that […]

50 Pounds!

It’s been a while since I posted an update on the Junkmail Project. So how much do I have now? There you go. I’ve received about 38 kilos of mail, and almost 24 kilos of that mail is pure junk. That means I now have more than 50 POUNDS of spam. (See it as a […]

The Junkmail Project: Like 30 pounds of crap in a 5 pound bag

It’s been a while since my last update on the Junkmail Project. (Here’s a link to all the previous posts on the project if you need to catch up.) I had about a month’s worth of mail recorded and then didn’t have time to make that post before I left town for about a month. […]

The Junkmail Project: Welcome to the AARP!

I’m 6 months away from my 30th birthday. Standards keep getting lower every day, don’t they? As of the end of the first week of April, I have now received over 10 kilograms of mail. Just over 6 kilograms of that has been junkmail. Thanks to a strong showing by magazine subscriptions (particularly by this […]

The Junkmail Project: Rain, sleet or snow, the postman Marches on

It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update on the Junkmail Project. Rest assured, I haven’t lost interest yet. I’m still keeping track, I’ve just been a little too busy to summarize the progress recently due to traveling. Thankfully, even though I’ve been on the road, those who have picked up my mail in […]

The Junkmail Project: Budget, you blew it

When I started to collect all of my junk mail to try to measure the extent of the “snail mail spamming” going on (read more here) I figured I’d mostly just be reporting on aggregate data focusing on the volume of mail received, but the other day I received one small piece of mail from […]

Wait a minute, Mr. Postman!

Junk email gets a pretty bad rap, the vast majority of that well deserved. You see commercials for companies like AOL and Earthlink bragging about their spam protection systems. Yes, it’s a nuisance for most consumers, and nightmare for systems administrators. But have we completely forgotten its direct ancestor? (Today Merriam Webster might call them […]