There was a time that Spam meant canned meat and in Hawaii it still does.  But for most of us, Spam means the unbelievable amount of crap that ends up in our email in-box or as comments on our blogs. 

I have two levels of email filters at my office.  The first  is in my background mail server and the second is part of Microsoft Outlook.  The first is just not that good.  It sends a significant amount of False Positives to the Junk Mail Folder while allowing an even greater amount of spam to get through.  Then when it all goes to Outlook, it gets filtered again.  What’s left, usually get set aside – just not all of it. 

On this Blog, WordPress uses Akismet which has correctly diverted 1,810 comments and only made two false positive errors.  I check the Spam folder continually and have deleted 1,810 comments.

What amazes me is that most of the Spam comments are made to “Cauliflower Pancakes – Mock Potato Pancakes” and a couple of other recipes.  WTF?  I can’t even figure out the why of that.  I just know that I lose time reviewing and purging Spam.

Rant over.