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    Amounts of Spam

    Not really a technical problem but just a query regarding spam amounts. Having taken over our our SMTP filtering from the LEA I am actually shocked by the amounts of spam we are blocking! (which our smoothie is doing excellent at!)


    Statistics (24 hours)
    Emails processed: 3815
    Delivered (clean):1415
    Rejected by RBL: 0
    Rejected as viruses:1
    Rejected as spam:2399

    Having had a brief look at the mailbox which we are redirecting to it appears they are not false positives either! Is this normal or do we just happen to be on a load of spammers list?

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    In the last 3 days at home my 1&1 email server has picked up some 30+ messages as spam just to one address! I did read something that it all depends on what letter your email address starts as to how much spam you get, not sure how true that is.

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    Totally normal, our spam load now is about 60% of all email down from 90% a couple of years ago. At least for us the botnet takedowns etc. have made a large difference. We are also with a large hosted email filtering company which seems to scare away plenty from the MX ip address alone.

    One school was obviously on a hit lit for a while and actually blew the data cap just on incomming spam when it was locally hosted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Totally normal, our spam load now is about 60% of all email down from 90% a couple of years ago. At least for us the botnet takedowns etc. have made a large difference. We are also with a large hosted email filtering company which seems to scare away plenty from the MX ip address alone.

    One school was obviously on a hit lit for a while and actually blew the data cap just on incomming spam when it was locally hosted.
    The bottom part made me laugh! I think ours didn't help when the head told his PA to put all teachers email addresses on the website!

    I always though the lea's spam filtering was useless by letting through 5/6 emails to everbody every now and then!!

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    The % of spam is around 70% at our place but as you have said Smoothie does a great job at dealing with the little monkeys

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    Live@Edu:FOPE gets you to some big numbers for the "Network" as opposed to your tenancy. There are more graphs and spam count recently spikes at around 900,000,000. When I first looked at this (a few times over a month end of last summer) the percentage was 80%+ so the current 70% is a significant reduction.

    mailstats.png

    Spam counts with graph set for 1 year apparently showing progress (B for billion):

    spam365.png
    Last edited by PiqueABoo; 1st April 2012 at 07:48 PM.



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