Re: Explaining spam to policians (was: test message)
- Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 12:40:21 +0100
Don't we have any stats on the number of spam received by people?
That might be simpler to convince them of the severity of the problem.
The number of spam received by *individuals* probably isn't going
to say enough. Figures about entire *organisations* may well say
a lot more. I've done so on various occasions for CWI in the past
couple of months. Although CWI is a relatively small organisation
(some 250 people), the figures I got ranged from some 750 to some
3000 *per day*. Part of this can be explained by the fact that we
have quite a few people whose (present of past) activities cause
their e-mail addresses to be known in the entire Solar System,
and thus to become "prime targets" for spam. But even so...