Interesting Spam Statistics

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Waylon Kenning, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. Since redirecting all mail from my domain that I've had since about
    2000 to my gmail address, I average about 1900 spam emails a month.
    That's about 62 messages a day. If each message was about 30
    kilobytes, then that works out to 57 megabytes of Spam a month, or
    pretty close to Xtra's UBS cap. Just kidding with the last part. But
    57MB of spam email a month just to me alone, imagine that multiplied
    by say just the people in here, the numbers quickly get enormous.

    Does anyone actually buy from spam these days?
    Waylon Kenning, Oct 14, 2005
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  2. Waylon Kenning

    Shane Guest

    I bought these really cool pills from them once.. and let me tell you how
    hard it is lugging round a 14 footer...
    Shane, Oct 14, 2005
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  3. Yup, I think my spam load is similar. Nowadays I run this Perl script
    that deletes everything with "X-Spam-Status: Yes" off my POP account
    before I even bother to start up my MUA, which reduces the burden
    Ee-yup. But the cost of that is spread among all us innocent Internet
    users, instead of being concentrated on the perpetrators where it should
    fairly go.
    Hardly anybody does. But it only takes one fool in 100,000 or so to make
    the whole spamming industry worthwhile.
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Oct 14, 2005
  4. I advise you to use the word "difficult" in place of "hard" to avoid
    Steve Marshall, Oct 14, 2005
  5. Waylon Kenning

    ~misfit~ Guest

    I wouldn't buy from spam on principal, even if it was an awesome deal.
    ~misfit~, Oct 14, 2005
  6. Waylon Kenning

    thingy Guest

    ~misfit~ wrote:


    From what I can see they always are awesome......



    thingy, Oct 14, 2005
  7. Waylon Kenning

    thingy Guest

    I look after a decent sized email system (about 3 million in and 3
    million out a month, with 30,000 users). Of that 50% to 75% per month
    incoming is spam, (it rarely drops below 65% spam), so we alone on
    average handle 2 million spam a month....

    3 years ago we had a Dell 2650 with 4 gig of ram, 18 months ago it
    became a 2850, 3 months ago a Dell 6850 with 12 gig of ram.....2 weeks
    ago both the 2850 and the 6850 running in a clustered mode....

    Spam dictionary attacks (over 4 an hour on occasion) no longer take out
    our incoming email service......our anti-spam software is 15k a
    year...So we spent close to 80k in the last 18 months on hardware and
    software we should not have needed to.....

    Since we are small in comparison to large ISPs, they must get many more
    10s of millions than us a month.....

    When you start to factor in the wasted $'s its staggering.....


    thingy, Oct 14, 2005
  8. Waylon Kenning

    Shane Guest

    heh.. good advice indeed
    the really bad news is.. the 14 footer is the before pic
    Shane, Oct 14, 2005
  9. Waylon Kenning

    Squirrel Guest

    Must be "difficult" to keep a stiff upper lip in such circumstances :)


    "A waist is a terrible thing to mind"
    Squirrel, Oct 14, 2005
  10. Waylon Kenning

    Squirrel Guest

    damn damn damn I did!!!!


    "A waist is a terrible thing to mind"
    Squirrel, Oct 14, 2005
  11. Waylon Kenning

    Don Hills Guest

    I bought the deluxe pills - came with a free wheelbarrow.
    Don Hills, Oct 14, 2005
  12. Waylon Kenning

    Invisible Guest

    How can anyone resist this gem?...:

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  13. Waylon Kenning

    ~misfit~ Guest

    Bad Squirrel!!! You realise that that one sale will encourage them to send
    out another million spams don't you? Oh well, at least now we have someone
    to blame. :p
    ~misfit~, Oct 14, 2005
  14. Waylon Kenning

    Squirrel Guest

    Actually on reflection it wasnt spam, I read an ad (dime a dozen work
    from home) and got stung that way, still, at least I know now :(


    "The only unnatural sex act is one you cannot perform" - Dr Alfred Kinsey
    Squirrel, Oct 14, 2005
  15. Waylon Kenning

    ~misfit~ Guest

    Sure, sure. Try to weasel out now. ;-)
    ~misfit~, Oct 15, 2005
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    steve Guest

    Utility for intended purpose would be non-existent at 14 feet.
    steve, Oct 15, 2005
  17. Waylon Kenning

    Squirrel Guest

    I have never seen a fourteen foot long wheel barrow, would have to put
    a hose winder into it first :)


    "Homosexuality is just God's way of insuring that
    the truly gifted aren't burdened with children" - Sam Austin
    Squirrel, Oct 15, 2005
  18. Waylon Kenning

    Squirrel Guest

    shit, I am starting to sound like a non smoker justifiying why they
    have just lit up a fag lol


    "Homosexuality is just God's way of insuring that
    the truly gifted aren't burdened with children" - Sam Austin
    Squirrel, Oct 15, 2005
  19. T'was the Fri, 14 Oct 2005 21:13:38 +1300 when I remembered thingy
    It's just a cost of being part of a technological society. There'd be
    no problems if there was no email, but the cost of no email far
    outweighs the cost of viruses and spam etc...

    The trend I'm seeing is that computer security seems to be a very nice
    place to set yourself up in, a bit like being a plumber, there will
    always be work in security.
    Waylon Kenning, Oct 16, 2005
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