A little melodramatic? Maybe not. Consider this: to fight junk e-mail, we employ spam filters and other programs, that put the unwanted e-mail on a “black list.” Unfortunately, these black lists are preventing hundreds of thousands of legitimate e-mails from getting to us. I recently had the same problem — my ISP thought my firm website was a spammer, and would not allow me to forward work e-mails to my home address. It ultimately got fixed, but what a pain.