[unisog] Extremely High Spam Statistics

Clyde Hoadley hoadleyc at mscd.edu
Mon Feb 19 14:40:32 GMT 2007


Here are our spam stats from last week.  These are up compared to about 6 months ago.
Received: 118619, Accepted: 2792, Discarded: 115827 (97.65)

---Clyde


Bill Martin wrote:
> This falls in line with what we are seeing . . .over the last 6 months, SPAM has increased from 60-65% of the e-mail we receive to approximately 80-85%.  Now, much of what we receive we are dropping long before our SPAM detection process.  We have firewalled off a number of SPAM hosts, and SPAM blocks.  We also have no trouble filtering on DLS and cable modem clients.  
> 
> So all and all, if we were not blocking via firewalls, I'm sure out stats for SMAP would be higher. . . 
> -bill martin-
> Information Technology Services
> Loyola University Chicago
> 
> 
> 
>>>> "Steve Shipway" <s.shipway at auckland.ac.nz> 2/15/2007 10:19 PM >>>
> Tim Lane spake thusly:
>> I would be interested in comparing our spam stats with other
> institutions. 
>  
> According to our current email statistics, our email traffic is about
>  
> 10% legitimate
> 0.2% viruses
> 89.8% spam
>  
> Appox 1.1 million emails per day.  This includes all internal emails,
> though, so the proportion of internet-originating email which is spam is
> going to be higher - so this ties in with the 90-95% figure you quoted.
>  
> We identify the spam via greylisting, invalid email address checks, and
> Spamassassin checks.  We have a very good hit rate for spam, with very
> little getting through - 98% spam seems pretty high.  However, your
> scanner may be better than ours :)
>  
> Steve
> 
> --
> Steve Shipway
> ITSS, University of Auckland
> (09) 3737 599 x 86487
> s.shipway at auckland.ac.nz 
> 
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