Monday, May 16, 2005

How Not To Respond To Spam

Favorite Husband has been inundated with spam lately. Apparently he's not the only one. Unfortunately, he's decided that the best way to deal with the spam is to individually contact each and every postmaster at all the addresses that are being spoofed and alert them to the situation, especially when he gets phishing e-mails and Nigerian scams. Unfortunately, he doesn't listen to me when I tell him this will do no good and only takes his time away from more important things, like his family, fixing the car, and helping around the house. Not only that, but he's actually clicking on the links to see what comes up. Occasionally he's found one that will lock up our computer. I think he's playing with fire there.

So please, if you get spam, don't do what Favorite Husband does. And if I quit posting for more than a few days at a time, it's probably because FH has had to wipe the hard drive and reinstall everything.