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RE: [anti-spam-wg@localhost] New spam statistics available 1997-2002

  • To: Paul Wouters < >
  • From: Bernard Stern < >
  • Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2003 13:37:31 +0100

On Mon, 6 Jan 2003 12:52:14 +0100 (MET)  Paul Wouters wrote:

> Hi,


> I have been archiving all my spam since 1997.  I have generated new
> statistics which include 2002, and the executive summary is: It still
> seems to be growing faster then ever with an almost 500% increase over
> the last year :(

This is interesting. I can only claim stats since 1998. However, I 
have also stats for spamless days (days when I got not a single spam
message) as well as spam per week day


> In absolute numbers:

> Year  Spams    Spams BS   Spamless days
> 1997   541         -            -
> 1998   661       331          164
> 1999   598       331          189
> 2000  1230       473          129
> 2001  1629       870           75
> 2002  7796      2399            4

Mon  638
Tue  622
Wed  590
Thu  649
Fri  606
Sat  650
Sun  649


(...)

My remarks:
o  concerned addresses are my personal address, postmaster, root as well
   as several other "well-known" aliases
o  at some time during last year, I killed one of my personnal aliases
   (the "initials only" one) which resulted in an immediate and noticeable
   reduction of received spam
o  not in these stats, but still interesting: for testing purposes (nothing
   to do with spam, MTA configuration), I have yet another address, which I
   have used a very limited number of times (5 or less) on the internet. I
   have not checked this account for months, and guess what, it was clobberd
   with hundreds of spam messages.

> The entire archive is published at http://www.xtdnet.nl/paul/spam/

Well done! Unfortunately, my spam related data is not in html form :-(

Bernard Stern, SWITCH

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