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spam (the e-mail kind) pollutes as much as 3 million cars

 
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I found this to be quite amazing. We all know spam is a time suck, isn't it amazing how much energy it wastes, too??

The study, “Carbon Footprint of Spam,” was produced by McAfee Inc. I found the article here (while on a bunny trail from elsewhere): http://www.environmentalleader.com/2009/04/15/spam-e-mails-equal-carbon-emissions-from-3-million-cars/
 
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it had never even occurred to me how much energy spam uses....now it is even more annoying.

I wonder how it compares to traditional junk mail ?  I once thought I could heat my house with that stuff..
 
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I use Mozilla Firefox as a browser, and get hardly any spam at all.  The spam I do get is usually from a site I've visited, which indicates interest, so....  It also seriously limits those annoying popups.

Internet Explorer is a SPAM HOG -- if that's what you're using, find another browser.  According to computer geeks, IE also has such huge security holes that one said 'you could run a herd of elephants through them' -- and he's one of the ones that MS sends their programs to for review.  Even back when MS Vista was still called Longhorn, he warned against it.  And he was right.

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