Thursday, February 1, 2007

Why I Didn't Answer Your Email

I admit it. I'm a slacker.

I should respond to every email I get. But I don't.

And part of the reason is that I'm a slacker.

But there's a little more to it than that.

For example...

Receiving message 101 of 173

Yes, it says 173 messages. Guess how many of those were spam?


This is the amount that got through the excellent spam filter on the mail server. Every one of those 173 were legitimate emails.

And that was for one account. I didn't get a screen capture of the 65 emails sent to the other account.

Yes, when I got in from work Thursday, I had 238 legitimate emails waiting on me.

Just another day. It's like that every day. Well, over 200 is a little high. But not that much higher than normal.

So, if you send me an email and I don't responded, it isn't anything personal.

Ain't technocracy great!


  1. That's what you get for being so wise and so popular.
    I'm glad you take the time to read what you do.

  2. I think my computer would explode if something like that happened to me LOL

  3. Holy crap! I am feeling very privileged then! Thank you basil for all that you do. You da man!!!!

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