Published January 21st, 2007

This is what my inbox looks like today:

Yes, that is 31,317 unread messages in my Inbox. This is post sorting and filtering.

Yes, it is mostly spam. But I am pretty sure there are some valid emails in there.

So, for personal stuff, email is dead to me. I can’t wade through all this spam.

For Open Source development, I still love e-mail lists, and loath some groups using ‘forums’ instead. Using maildrop, I presort all of my lists into folders, so they are not included in the above number.

If you want to contact me, use IRC, ICQ (18985993), Yahoo IM (pquerna), MSN(, Jabber, POTS (1-408-439-3825), comment on my blog.

If you must use e-mail, you could use one of the above methods to get a new super-secret email address… Or you could try emailing pquerna on my account, which is the only semi-public one I do tend to read.

For those who don’t understand any of this, or why I get so much spam, please look at this animation by Mike Davidson.

By the time I finished writing this post, my Inbox looked like this:

All 6 new emails were spam. I rest my case

Written by Paul Querna, CTO @ ScaleFT. @pquerna