December 16th, 2009 | written by: Collin | listed under: Email, ProSpam, Spam |
On a given day, 81% of emails run through ProSpam are spam
According to Matthew DeCarlo at TechSpot.com, Symantec has recently recorded that a “whopping 87.4% of this year’s email messages were spam.” This is definitely a large number, and probably prompted an “I can believe that” type of response from you. However, for the sake of comparison, we decided to do a little stat work of our own to see what kind of spam is going through our server level ProSpam email filter.
Looking at Monday’s report, 12,530 messages were scanned. Out of those, 9,888 emails were flagged as spam and bounced back to the sender. This means that 79% of e-mails sent through the filter were marked as spam. For the benefit of the doubt, we’ll up the percentage a couple of points to account for spam emails that weren’t flagged as spam. So at 81% of email messages going through our system marked as spam, that’s pretty close to Symantec’s findings.
Just a little food for thought: out of the 9,888 emails flagged as spam through ProSpam, 23 malware viruses were found. Going beyond the danger of spoofing, fraudulent link, and enlargement emails, viruses are dangerous business. It’s important to have a good server-level spam filtering solution that will stop this stuff before it even touches your computer. Our ProSpam filter does this, so check it out FREE for 45 days and keep yourself protected.