[LINK] A day in the life of Spam
adam at todd.inoz.com
Thu Apr 15 10:02:33 EST 2004
>So I set SpamAssin to put the Spam in a folder for a day, rather than just
>delete it. This resulted in 464 messages (2.1 mbytes) rated from 4.5 to
>55.1. The higher rating the worse the Spam, with over 5 considered most likely
Speaking of which. I just noticed something that made me smirk.
Since 1 July 2001 to the current date, I have received 19,566 LINK
messages, consuming a total of 78,805K of disk space.
Here are the SPAM results from 1 January to 31 December in each year:
Year Messages Diskusage
-1999 755 3,273K
2000 1,062 5,162K
2001 6,388 41,427K
2002 10,740 60,635K
2003 5,802 26,218K
2003-HTML 7,609 27,803K
2003-TOTAL 13,411 54,021K
2004-date 1,424 3,284K
2004-HTML 7,016 26,920K
2004-TOTAL 8,440 30,204K
-HTML is the search for messages with <html - x> meta data automatically
being rejected. I started this around August last year, I think it was
Howards suggestions. This split the messages that made it through sendmail
filtering into text and html spam folders. HTML is automatically rejected
whereas TEXT messages still end up in my various sorted folders.
Since 3/10/02 my virus folder has 2162 messages using 5,523K of space. I
haven't been so vigilant on this process.
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