During the middle nineties, I kept the FAQ for ASS. This was in the days before Usenet became a cesspool of spam. Matter of fact, it was starting that way at the time. I remember the efforts of those who developed methods of killing the spam. Guess most of them gave up under the overwhelming junk explosion.
I started writing to learn how. I wrote a few stories then lost interest. Of late, I have started back up. I do have several stories on a hard drive that is trying to fail. I hope I can get them off before it does.