November 27, 2006

Spamarama 2006: Are you attending?

According to a Postini press release, spam has skyrocketted 59% from September to November, and 91% of all email is now spam.

"Postini processed nearly 70 billion email connections from September to November, and saw a 59 percent spike in spam over that period. Unwanted email is currently 91 percent of all email, and over the past 12 months the daily volume of spam rose by 120 percent. Postini also saw a dramatic increase in overall email traffic with 10 billion more connections in October than in September."

According to Postini's stats page, 10 out of 11 email messages are spam, and 1 out of every 184 messages is infected with a virus.

I personally have seen a huge increase in the amount of spam I'm receiving. How about you? Leave me a comment and tell me what your inbox is experiencing lately.


Anonymous said...

Fortunately, my spam rate and my inbox contents are quite separate, thanks to spambayes. Inbox gets maybe 2 spam/week; unsure gets about 10 spam/day and 2 ham/day; and I don't know how much spam (or misfiled ham) actually arrives. It seems like one every few seconds when I look at the logs, though.

Anonymous said...

My email spam rate is around 10-30/day, and I know my filters catch more.

My blog spam, however, was horrendous when I was using Movable Type - usually at least 100 per day, and on two occasions 3,000 in a day (easily cleaned up, thankfully)