Internet spam continues to be a problem for everyone

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I just saw more information on the debris the government recovered from the downed Chinese spy balloon.

Personally, I’m more concerned about another type of espionage. I get spam in my email account every day. The hackers have my account number, but they don’t seem to know me personally.

If they did, they would know that I will never need the formula they are trying to send me to solve my male performance issues.

You would also know that I speak neither German nor French. I can’t read Chinese which some of the messages seem to be in.

I’m not sure if it’s Chinese, but the characters look weird to me. I might be assuming they are Chinese because of the spy balloon controversy.

All I know is that I’m not interested in any of these spam messages. I kept trying to unsubscribe, but it didn’t work.

When I press the unsubscribe button, another message appears. Someone told me that they found out from their own sad experience that if you click “unsubscribe,” the spammers are just notified that they’ve found an active email address.

Since then I’ve learned that the only way to get rid of spam is to hit the spam button on your computer.

Your computer will then ask if you’re sure it’s spam and if I don’t want to just unsubscribe? If I assure the computer that it’s spam, it will finally cooperate.

The problem is that neither my phone nor my tablet have a spam button that I have to press.

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If I want to get rid of spam, I have to get out of the computer and get serious about getting rid of spam.

Again I think about the Chinese connection. Who builds our phones? The Chinese.

I know my products have a nice American brand, but I remember during the supply chain crisis we couldn’t get our personal devices because they were made in China and didn’t arrive on time.

The Chinese don’t have to go to all the trouble of building devices to spy on us.

We post everything on social media or present our business on TV talk shows.

All you have to do is listen and we’ll tell you what you want to know. We are not a mysterious people.

If we don’t tell about ourselves, someone else will, especially if we’re celebrities or associated with the government.

Anyone running for office better expect their dirty laundry to be aired. Last week there was something on Instagram that started with the caption NFL or NBA?

It went on to outline a whole list of bad behaviors so we could guess who was guilty.

Well guess who was? Neither the NFL nor the NBA athletes were guilty. This was found to be a transgression by members of Congress last year. As I said, the Chinese should follow social media.

I know you’re wondering why I don’t just change my email account. I ask myself that.

I actually have two accounts but my primary one with the spams related to my manhood is one that I have been using for many years and it contains all my contacts and folders.

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The other just archives my trash so it doesn’t really get rid of spam. I’ll change my password if something happens.

Thank goodness my devices remember my passwords because they’re easy to forget if you have to keep changing them.

Thinking back to my youth, I wonder how we ever communicated. I guess that’s why we needed offices so badly. Someone had to sit by the phone the whole time, waiting for it to ring.

Now we can do business from anywhere. We have our computers and phones in one.

I remember notes being shared at school, but it wasn’t always efficient because the teachers were all always on the lookout for unauthorized communications that were taking place under their supervision. It was difficult to pin down a date from notes passed in algebra class.

We will never solve all problems related to spam on the Internet. Once we find a solution, the spammers will have found a new way. It can even get so personal that the ads are truly tailored to us. Maybe I’ll stop getting ads to help with my personal masculinity deficits and instead get ads about how to deal with bad hair. They already know I’m old through algorithms, but how do they know I snore? It’s getting pretty personal. I’m thinking about how the future of spam will play out and I don’t have an inspirational word to remain concerned. Do they call it spam because we don’t really want to swallow it?