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Re: Extremely High Spam Statistics
From: Charlie Prothero <Charlie.Prothero () KEYSTONE EDU>
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 09:30:37 -0500

Hi, Tim.  Keystone College uses Tangent's E-Mail filtering service (our
MX records point to them, and they pass us only valid stuff).  They send
me a report twice a month, and it's pretty much the same as yours -
around 98% of the E-Mail directed at our domain gets flushed...


- Charlie



From: Tim Lane [mailto:tlane () SCU EDU AU] 
Sent: Monday, February 12, 2007 7:51 PM
Subject: [SECURITY] Extremely High Spam Statistics



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

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



Tim Lane
Information Security Program Manager

Information Technology and Telecommunication Services
Southern Cross University
PO Box 157 Lismore NSW 2480

*02 6620 3290   7              02 6620 3033   * tlane () scu edu au
* http://www.scu.edu.au <http://www.scu.edu.au>  

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