A Change in Spam

Spam, not the canned meat product, you cannot find that anywhere in the islands right now, or if you do you are limited to a purchase of two cans per household. Life in Hawaii.

My ISP spam folder on April 6th, 2020
My ISP spam folder on April 6th, 2020

Rather I refer to the e-mail type of spam. I had cause to check my spam folder on my ISP this evening. I did not find the message I was looking for, but I did notice something curious instead.

Usually the majority of spam in my folder is trying to sell something sexual, from pills to meet-ups. These types of messages have almost completely disappeared in the last couple weeks.

Instead the majority of messages are attempting to sell non-contact IR thermometers. Useful in these COVID-19 times, not that I would buy one from some spam e-mail. Just another sign of the times.

Author: Andrew

An electrical engineer, amateur astronomer, and diver, living and working on the island of Hawaiʻi.

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