I work part-time at a community college. All staff and students have e-mail, and the address is the same for everyone: (your name)@college.com.
For every legitimate e-mail, there are (I’m not exaggerating) 50-100 pieces of spam. I’ve tried setting up filters, but it’s impossible to catch even a tenth of it.
So these hundreds of daily pieces of spam are being sent to hundreds of faculty, staff, and students, who are all wasting time deleting it.
I never got a single piece of spam at my last job, and e-mail was set up the same way. Is it because they had their own servers and the college doesn’t? (I’m not even sure that’s true – I know diddley about how this all works.)
But obviously, it can be done, spam can be prevented from getting to staff. What where they doing at my old job that my current employer can’t do?
If I understood how it worked, I might be able to calm down mornings. As it is, I’m imagining some slacker who’s supposed to be working on this playing Halo instead.
Do you get spam at your work e-mail? If not, why not?