[ILUG] Best Email Server to Use
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Fri Aug 1 20:51:22 IST 2008
| Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2008 12:03:10 +0100
| From: "Colm Buckley" <colm at tuatha.org>
| Subject: Re: [ILUG] Best Email Server to Use
| On Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 11:41 AM, Lars Hecking wrote:
| > But others of us are getting loads of spam from gmail accounts ...
| Really? Can you show me some examples?
I just checked c.25000 of my captured spam samples.
That set of samples represent almost all the spam
I have received since c.mid-April 2007 (i.e., about
the last 15 months worth's of spam that made it to
my home computer).
Of those, c.136 — i.e., c.0.5% (½ of 1%) — show clear
signs of having either originated from, or passed
through, the generalissimo's servers. I presume the
count of 136 contains false positives (I did not do
any careful filtering/analysis), and so the actual
incident rate is probably lower. (It's theoretically
possible, foe several confounding reasons, it could
be higher, but I'm not interested enough to check.)
I have no idea how this compares with other services
also in that set of captured spams.
That set of captured spams is (a subset of) the spams
sent to my home computer. As such, it's probably quite
different from the traffic an ISP (for instance) sees.
Hence, I'd be very reluctant to extrapolate much from
the low rate; esp., since I've no idea how it compares
to other services.
I've also made no attempt to plot the received spam
over time to see if, e.g., it's been increasing?
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