In the week I was away and without high-speed access, I didn’t even try to download the mail that comes from the automatic link to the left. Today I tried, and there were 18,000 new messages, of which approximately 17,950 will turn out to be spam.
I give up. If you want to write to me, use my last name, the four-letter acronym for University California Los Angeles, a period, and the three-letter url trailer for an educational institution. If you’ve sent me something via the link, it’s lost forever; please try again.
I’m going to try to get some tight filtering in place and restart the automated system, but my betting is on the bots.