Itchy trigger finger

Every day, I get about 150 spam email messages in my main account. As a result, I tend to empty my GMail spam folder every few hours, giving the messages inside only the most cursory of glances. Sometimes, this means that I spot a non-spam message in the split second between clicking the button and seeing the column of messages (most of them hocking dubious pills) vanish. Sometimes, I get so superficial a glance that I can only barely perceive that the message is not spam, without being able to note who sent it.

Such a thing happened a minute ago. I think the name on the message was ‘Eva,’ which could be someone who I knew a long time ago. Given the situation, if you are someone who recently tried contacting me out of the blue, please try again. In the battle against spam, there will always be some false positives mixed among the false negatives.

Author: Milan

In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.

2 thoughts on “Itchy trigger finger”

  1. The message was not from the Eva who I hoped. As such, I am a bit stumped about the origin.

    Perhaps I misunderstood it, on the basis of my quick glance. It may just have been a piece of spam, after all.

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