Washingtonpost discuss the problem of the NSA data center being flooded with SPAM.
The abundance of SPAM is probably one of the top reasons so many users try not to use e-mail.
The writer closes making the point that part of what is stored in the NSA data center is lots and lots of SPAM.
Industry reports show spam accounts for an overwhelming share of all e-mail. Other internal NSA documents obtained by The Post's Barton Gellman appear to agree. If what the NSA is downloading is at all reflective of the broader Internet, then it's fair to conclude the agency collects a significant amount of spam and has little choice but to store it — meaning that of the "alottabytes" of storage the NSA brags about in its Utah data center, a heap of them will be filled with junk.