Some interesting stories on the neverending quest to eliminate junk from our inboxes: first, the New York Times reports on the Diverging Estimates of the Costs of Spam; although some companies estimate the loss to businesses could be $10 to $20 billion this year, those calculations may not include the hours of time lost by employees who must spend time deleting the trash from their e-mail programs.

And if you think that a “do not e-mail” list might be the solution to our problems, here’s an article that suggests that do-not-spam lists are a bad idea.