December 13th, 2010

woods, Elizabeth, camera, April

On Spam Buckets & Email & Blog Comments

When the spam load is low enough, I can peruse the spam buckets and find the occasional (<1%) legitimate message that was snagged, and rescue it.

When the spam load is higher, I delete 'em all...I don't have time to look through everything (multiple email accounts and blogs.)

This probably means I miss some things.  I don't care.  By this time, everyone using the internet should know some of the basics:  put something meaningful in the subject line (no subject, "greetings," "hi," and "from a friend" are not likely to make it through the sieve, for instance.)   Send to one or a very few recipients at a time.   Don't include lots of URLs.   Occasionally something non-spam gets in the spam bucket for something unexpected, and--on a light-spam day--I'm glad to rescue those.  On a heavy-spam day, they're flushed with the rest.

A few people I've pulled from the spam bucket before (they broke one or more simple rules but the spam load was low) just won't get an answer on days the spam load is high.

Maybe they'll learn.  And maybe, if they don't, it won't bother me.  
woods, Elizabeth, camera, April

Websites and Website-embedded blogs

For those of you who visit one of my websites or the blogs...right now they're down, due to a server problem at the hosting site, SFF.net.

That's the main site,  www.elizabethmoon.com, and the project-specific sites for the Paksworld books, the 80 acres wildlife project, and The Speed of Dark. 


While they're down, I'll post here if there's anything much to say.    I'll post something here when I know they're back up.   (If you notice before I do, go on an comment to that effect.  In the meantime...I've got work to do...)