My FirstBite email is handled by Google Apps, who send me an account summary each month. I generally glance at that and trash it, but looked a tad more closely at the one I received the other day.
Your October 2014 account summary
Welcome to your Google Apps account summary. See below for your email usage….
This was the part that caught my attention:
- 1,698 emails received
- 945 emails marked as spam
And those spam emails are almost always actually spam, with only an occasional genuine item trapped by mistake and the odd one missed.
More than 50% of the email I receive is spam, for heaven’s sake. That’s just ridiculous.
Thank you Google Apps for the fine job you do of keeping the email stream into my InBox largely pollution free.