Never, *NEVER* turn off your spamd.
Especially if you startup your box collecting all your emails using fetchmail after a DSL downtime for about a week...
Well, it's really funny how much one depends on the internet. I noted this the last days, as my phone- and DSL line was down down. No emails, no google, no RSS feeds, no IRC, no IM, <place your killer application here>. Well, at least I got some books done.
Finally the cable guy from T-Com came this moring to check the socket and manifold in cellar. He screwed around for some time there and finally it was working. But don't ask me what the problem was, I didn't figure out it. Unfortunately for all the new phone- and internet service providers here in germany they are not allowed to buy the so-called "last mile" from the Telekom or T-Com, or even to pull their own. So everyone has to wait for a timeslot of a technician from T-Com to fix the line. Cramp!