I read my non-Sun email through GMail these days. It’s amusing to watch the ebb and flow of spam, as the bad guys figure out a way through the defenses, then Google patches that hole; repeat forever. But there could be a lot less. If I could pick the character sets I can read, then it’d be automatic that anything in Chinese or Cyrillic or Hebrew or Arabic or Farsi or Devanagari is spam. Plus, anything that mentions lottery in the title or the body, even once. Plus, anything where the title is of the form “From XXX XXX”. That’d catch at least 75% of what’s still getting through.