It’s thanksgiving here in the US and most of us are off eating way to much food with family and friends. But that doesn’t mean I can’t take a few minutes to give thanks.

I am thankful for reasonably effective spam filters.

I am thankful for ESPs and ISPs who actually take action on complaints.

I am thankful for the unsung folks who keep email useful.

I am thankful for my readers who tell me they enjoy, even if they don’t agree with, my blog posts.

For all my US readers, enjoy your holiday. For all my non-US readers, check back Monday for more posts.


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