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December 13, 2007

Com(spam)cast

For a company that touts their anti-spam stuff as much as Comcast does, they sure let a lot get through. I have a Comcast email account, which I’ve never given to anyone. Yet I get spam on it every day.

A few months ago, I found an email address on Comcast’s web site that would let me report spam in order to help prevent it. You basically forward the email as an attachment to them. So I figured why not. I was getting one or two a day, so it wasn’t that annoying, but I thought it might help.

Funny thing is, after I started forwarding these emails to Comcast, I started getting more spam. I’d get as many as 10 a day. I kind of thought that was a little odd (about as odd as getting email on an account I’d never publicized).

Then I stopped forwarding to their spam reporting email. My spam email dropped back to one or two a day. I don’t know what’s going on, but Comcast seems to be a party to the spamming; I don’t know how else to explain it.

I know they have the power to shun an email address; they’ve shunned mine (my regular email address) a couple of times, after I’ve forwarded messages to my wife. I had to go through there web page to tell them that I wasn’t a spammer. It’s a real hassle, especially when you consider that they’re not really stopping spammers.

What I should do is just stop checking that email address. Maybe when Comcast’s email server fills up with spam, they’ll really tackle the problem.

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