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The trickle of unsolicited commercial e-mail that started a few years ago had long since become a tsunami, but I realized that my problem had reached an absurd extreme when I got the spam about stopping spam. Scrolling through my various mail accounts, I routinely waded through countless unwanted messages advertising pornographic Web sites, and dozens upon dozens of missives trying to tempt me into clicking for loans, credit cards, inkjet cartridges, miniature race cars and opportunities to enlarge body parts that I don’t even have. Buried in the mess were one or two messages I actually wanted or needed to read, but I could barely find them amid the dross. When I accidentally deleted a message and new-baby picture attachments from an old college roommate, though, I knew it was time to take out the trash. Full Story