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Wednesday June 02, 2004
10:25 AM

Measuring Spam

[ #19051 ]

I installed a new spam fighting solution for my company on May 9th. I checked today to see how we were doing, and was rather astounded by the numbers:

Blocked:       143,465
Blocked: Virus     314
Allowed: Tagged  2,193
Allowed         12,380
Total Received 158,352

I don't know what I'm more surprised by: the total amount of messages we've received, or how little of what we received is actually legitimate. Keep in mind we have maybe 20 e-mail users at most. Perhaps that's why 158k total messages astounds me.

So for a small company with a handful of users, less than 10% of all e-mail we receive is legitimate. I can only imagine that this problem is exponentially worse for larger installations.

How are others faring? Post your horror stories here!

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