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Re: Extremely High Spam Statistics
From: "Hall, Rand" <rand () MERRIMACK EDU>
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 08:25:00 -0500

I would be interested in comparing our spam stats with other
institutions.  We are currently sent around around 450 000 emails per
day, of which 98-99% are spam leaving around 5000 valid email messages
passed through.  This is transparent to our uses who only receive
valid email.

Are other institution's spam levels this high?  I would be very
interested in hearing stats as I thought global rates were only around

98-99% does seem high. However, it depends on your userbase. Something
chatty like Facebook can drop that figure like a rock by injecting
thousands of "Joe wrote on your wall" messages. If you exposed your
directory at some point and it was harvested it could get real high
because every spammer on the planet bought a "good" list.


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Rand P. Hall * Director, Network Services
Merrimack College * SunGard Higher Education
315 Turnpike Street, North Andover MA 01845 * Tel 978-837-5000
Fax 978-837-5383 * rand.hall () merrimack edu * www.sungardhe.com

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