Just to let you now. I'm a network enginer for a school district. We use a spam filter software to prevent as much as possible from coming in. it probably blocks about 98% of all spam. the occassional one gets through. But what i want to say is the spamming has picked up lately. maybe because of the holidays, i don't know, but when i run reports on the spam it has picked up. luckily here we really don't get any. so this might be why dbuck has noticed more spam.