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Spam is the scourge of the Internet. Bots find emails from websites and then bombard them with spam emails. I tried to figure out a way to filter out the spams, which have accelerated to about 1000 or more per day, but I couldn’t, so I am changing my email address to philchasen2 symbol gmail.com. I can’t even write my email address properly in this blog, because a bot will copy it, so you have to substitute the @ symbol for the word symbol to know my real email address. Please start to use this new email address immediately and do not use my previous gmail address. I have no idea how long it will take me to update the thousands of people and businesses that have my previous email address, but I’ll give it the old college try.
I believe government agencies are trying to combat the problem, but most of the servers that send out the spam are in foreign countries, so as you can imagine, it’s very difficult to stop or prosecute the perpetrators. I know it can be done if enough resources are thrown at it. Here’s a link to a recent article in The Verge about the arrest of a cybercriminal who perpetrated ransomware attacks. And here’s another link from The Hacker News about the same arrest. Undoubtedly ransomware attacks are more important than spam emails, so the government has prioritized them over spam emails. But maybe there’s hope the problem will be addressed sooner than later.
Let me know what interests you, even if you don’t see it on my website. I’ve got lots of items that I haven’t listed yet and I know how to locate what you desire.
I listed some of the new items on my website and will list more every week. Click Philip Chasen Antiques to take a look. I will make every effort to actively list new items as often as time permits. I always strive to offer the finest objects for sale on my website and at every show. There are many items for sale, sold items with prices and free lessons about glass and lamps. And remember to keep reading my blog.