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I get a lot of e-mail based on the work done here at CQ. Unfortunately, I also get lots of spam, and so I have had to set a spam filter on my e-mail account that takes some of the pressure off. I also have had to get a lot more selective about how to filter it. In order to make sure that your e-mail gets through, I thought I would let readers know how I'm approaching this issue.
* Anything that doesn't include my e-mail address in the To: field will likely wind up in the spam bucket. Broadcast e-mails, except from services to which I've specifically subscribed, clog up my inbox and usually have a sales pitch involving former Nigerian princes and people who feel happy to be leaving me money in their will.
* Except for known sources, e-mails with nothing but a URL will get ignored. If you have an interesting link, please take a couple of sentences to explain what it is.
* Large attachments to unsolicited e-mails will be stripped off. That's not just a personal preference, it's a safety issue for the computer.
* Broadcast e-mails that claim to have information that will "knock them [the larger bloggers] off their dead asses and spill their coffee lattes" will not only be ignored, but the sender's e-mail will get added to my spam filter. I don't know what universe a handful of e-mailers live in, but in the real world, insulting people doesn't get you links back from them or your e-mail read. [Yes, I really did receive that today, as did a number of other bloggers, I suspect.]
* I don't enable read-receipts. Send your e-mail, but don't demand that I send something back unless we're transacting money.
Other than the above, I read all my e-mail and consider it one of the perks of having a blog. Thank you!Sphere It View blog reactions
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