this morning i added a second /8 block to my email filters.
for those of you wondering what i’m talking about, a /8 block is the largest block of IP addresses allocated by the IANA.
16,777,216 individual IP addresses.
my first filtered /8 block was in japan. my second one was in germany.
and i STILL get spam from japan and from germany. 😒
it doesn’t seem like it was that long ago that spam was something in a monty python skit, and before that, it was a canned meat byproduct.
it’s not even UCE any longer, because most of it is devoted to scams of one kind or another. actual, commercial email is a tiny fraction of the volumes of script-generated spam, these days.
spam times 16,777,216²… which is a number so large my scientific calculator chokes on it… which is to say, it says 2.81474976711e+14 rather than giving me a number i can understand. 😒