Categories Asides Spam Whoops Post author By Matt Post date August 20, 2004 7 Comments on Spam Whoops I had forgotten to check the spam folder on one of my accounts for a while. Over 67,000 spams caught by SpamAssassin! Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Related ← IBM Blogs → Wired Markup 7 replies on “Spam Whoops” Holy moly! So how do you parse out the junk? Do you run a query with all messages with lower than X score so that you can ignore the REALLY high spam messages? That’s WAY too many messages to handle at one time of reading or even in a month’s time. I don’t know why you guys get so much spam. I have an email address for about 5 years (published in dozens of forums and websites) and I get 1-5 spam emails a day, and it’s even getting less! (A year ago I got 10-20 a day.) Wow, and I thought I had it bad at 150 or so a day 😀 Spam assassin does help a lot though ^.^ Hannes, you’re a lucky, lucky person. The total # of messages in my spam folders right now is 27,588 – that’s everything since July 4th. About 600 a day. These are just the ones with a SpamAssassin score of 10 or higher – everything with a score of 5-10 I review manually, which is usually 20-30 a day. The fact that I have been using one address since 1997 is part of the problem, the fact that I have about 50 active email addresses that receive valid mail (and spam) is another. Thank heaven for SpamAssassin. $ echo "" > spam My mail program couldn’t handle it. For some reason, I had a really bad day on Friday: Usually I get about 150 spam emails at work, but I got 350 yesterday! I hope it’s not a continuing trend because IS is starting to complain, and I just can’t empty the box fast enough for them! Love, C Comments are closed.