SPAM is a horrible nasty thing and has caused many people much grief since the beginning of e-mail. It was even a problem before that, it was just called junk mail.
Anyway, there are many things that have been done over the years to try and reduce SPAM. ISP’s (Internet Service Providers) started blocking the ports that spammers used for sending spam. Of course they just started using other ports. There have been countless spam filters that you can install on your computer to try and reduce it. You can block addresses and create filters and do all sorts of other things with the settings on your e-mail program to block it.
The big thing now is for the ISP’s and Web hosts to block it before it ever gets to your inbox. They use all kinds of different devices and programs to accomplish this, and in my case it has reduced the amount of SPAM I receive by about 90%. The only problem, is that it also has blocked some of the e-mails that I want to receive. I have been notified by three different facilities that their e-mails to me have been rejected by my server. I have tried many different settings on my e-mail control panel, and it doesn’t seem to make any difference, those same people keep getting blocked. I have no explanation for it so I am just going to have to do something different.
If you are trying to send me an e-mail and it gets rejected by my E-mail server, there are two things you can do. You can either use the online feedback form here on the website to send me an e-mail or you can use HouseparentNetwork@gmail.com to contact me. If all else fails, please call me at 662.574.1818.
I am sorry for any inconvenience, but the real blame goes to the spammers. If they weren’t such a problem, others wouldn’t have to take such measures to try and deter them.