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Re: Extremely High Spam Statistics
From: Ken Connelly <Ken.Connelly () UNI EDU>
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 08:55:47 -0600

Roger Safian wrote:
At 06:51 PM 2/12/2007, Tim Lane put fingers to keyboard and wrote:


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%.

Your levels on spam seem high to me.  I'd suggest that you change your public
directory to not include email address in plain text.  You can obfuscate them,
see our directory for an example.

ooh, that's...  interesting.  How long have you been doing that and do
you get complaints about it?  Anyone else doing similar things?

- Ken
Ken Connelly             Associate Director, Security and Systems
ITS Network Services                  University of Northern Iowa
email: Ken.Connelly () uni edu   p: (319) 273-5850 f: (319) 273-7373

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