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Re: Extremely High Spam Statistics
From: "HALL, NATHANIEL D." <halln () OTC EDU>
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 08:53:27 -0600

We are a moderately sized community college in the Midwest US.  Since
February 1, we have had around 940,000 messages pass through our SPAM
filters.  Out of those, around 87,000 not classified as SPAM.  That puts
us at around 91% of our e-mail as SPAM.

 

BTW, we are using Barracuda SPAM Firewalls.  We previously used
SpamAssassin on our systems, but found that Barracuda's finely tuned
SpamAssassin rules worked much better.

 

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Nathaniel Hall, GSEC GCFW GCIA GCIH GCFA

Network Security System Administrator

OTC Computer Networking

 

Office: (417) 447-7535

 

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From: Tim Lane [mailto:tlane () SCU EDU AU] 
Sent: Monday, February 12, 2007 6:51 PM
To: SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU
Subject: [SECURITY] Extremely High Spam Statistics

 

Hello,

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
90-95%.

Thanks,

Tim






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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