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Re: Extremely High Spam Statistics
From: Chris Steele <chris.steele () ANGELO EDU>
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 13:51:43 -0600

Average about 1 mil msgs attempted per day, with 97% of them being spam,
positive or suspect.


Chris Steele
Infrastructure Services Manager
Angelo State University - IT
325-942-2334 x254
chris.steele () angelo edu

-----Original Message-----
From: Bristol, Gary L. [mailto:gbristol () OU EDU]
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2007 1:20 PM
To: SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU
Subject: Re: [SECURITY] Extremely High Spam Statistics

We currently average about 3 mil msgs attempted per day, with 83% of them
being spam, positive or suspect.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mclaughlin, Kevin L (mclaugkl) [mailto:mclaugkl () UCMAIL UC EDU]
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2007 1:07 PM
To: SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU
Subject: Re: [SECURITY] Extremely High Spam Statistics

Out of 1.8M daily messages we flag about 33% as SPAM or possible SPAM.

-Kevin


Kevin L. McLaughlin
CISM, CISSP, PMP, ITIL Master Certified
Director, Information Security
University of Cincinnati
513-556-9177 (w)
513-703-3211 (m)
513-558-ISEC (department)





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-----Original Message-----
From: Joel Rosenblatt [mailto:joel () COLUMBIA EDU]
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2007 1:11 PM
To: SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU
Subject: Re: [SECURITY] Extremely High Spam Statistics

Our spam rates run between 60%-85% spam depending on the volume of real mail
- the amount of spam we get remains pretty constant at between 1.1 and 1.4
million per day.

Thanks,
Joel Rosenblatt

Joel Rosenblatt, Senior Security Officer & Windows Specialist Columbia
Information Security Office (CISO) Columbia University, 612 W 115th Street,
NY, NY 10025 / 212 854 3033 http://www.columbia.edu/~joel


--On Tuesday, February 13, 2007 11:20 AM -0600 "Daniel J. Cody"
<dcody () UWM EDU> wrote:

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%.

We deliver around 3 million messages per day to users inboxes, 87%-93%
of which we identify as spam and filter to a spam folder on a regular basis.

That doesn't include the very very large number of attempted
deliveries from SMTP servers that try to pipeline data which are blocked, or
the 20%-25%
messages which are discarded at our edge servers due to an extremely
high spam score.

Daniel Cody
E-mail manager
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee



Joel Rosenblatt, Senior Security Officer & Windows Specialist Columbia
Information Security Office (CISO) Columbia University, 612 W 115th Street,
NY, NY 10025 / 212 854 3033 http://www.columbia.edu/~joel

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