I do feel your wistful loss of innocence. The sad reality.
It is curious how much email has mimicked its analog. We dutifully grab the fistful, carry it in, and are careful not to discard something important while heaving the rest into trash (or recycle? Is that identity theft safe? Shredder adds more friction).
Equally disturbing is the mass of zombie mail that arrives after the death of a company, addressed to former employees of a former entity. More sadness. Another dram.