Have you noticed less spam recently?

Over the last couple of days I’ve been getting 5 or 10 spams a day instead of 100+. At first

I thought that maybe my host had put on a better spam blocker, or maybe that Ashcroft was

intercepting my mail, but this story probably tells me why:

“Jeremy Jaynes of Raleigh, N.C., one of the Internet’s top 10 spammers,

according to watchdogs, was convicted in the first felony spam case…… He and

his sister, Jessica DeGroot, were both found guilty by a jury that then

recommended a jail term of nine years for Jaynes and a fine of $7,500 for


Nine years seems like a lot, but probably half the jury were spam victims. I’m not sure that this

guy could have gotten a fair trial anywhere.