The Spam Experiment

Monday, February 07, 2005

Spam Statistics

Here are the latest spam statistics for the week of January 31, 2005 to February 6, 2005. 1/31/2005 2/6/2005
Total Emails 1835
Spams 1542 84.03%
Suspect 1 0.05%
Virus 31 1.69%

Total Emails: 211
Spams: 99 46.92%
Suspected Spam: 0 0.00%
Virus: 42 19.91%

Note: My test domain started out at 17.31% spam. The numbers from last week had risen to 46.92% spam! That is in only one months time.

This shows just how bad spam can be and just how easy it is for a company to be overwhelmed by spam. If a few users get their email addresses on a spam list or if they accidentally open a few spam mails... Those web beacons will trigger the spam into sending more and more spam!

It will be interesting to see how long it will take for 80% or more of my email to become spam.

- Ben Fitts


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