Jamie Lamar in our IT department tells me that Belhaven College receives 2,100,000 emails every week ….. but only 28,000 of those are legit, and the rest are spam. Because colleges are such targets for spamers, we have a very sophisticated system that catches nearly all the spam.
I get about 350 emails a week (and not an internet joke among them because I block anything not personal.) On Monday, I was really happy that for the first time in a long time, my inbox was clear and every one of them was answered. And then I heard that sound of another bunch coming it.
To me, email a great way to stay connected to so many different people – it would be impossible through any other medium.