I get next to no spam in my email inbox during working hours but every time I log on in the morning I am reminded that size matters and that my credit card options are endless. Bizarrely I even get a daily offer of a radical approach to dealing with my septic tank – I kid you not. The fact that all this spam arrives during the night led me to the conclusion that the septic tank factor was important.

Now this has been confirmed, according to this Guardian report: The EU is to introduce laws to curb spamming in October, but the world’s 150 most prolific junk mailers are all based around one town in Florida, where there are no anti-spamming laws.