Leo Laporte, former host of several Tech TV shows and all round famous person receives sack loads of email each day. Today he reports some gruesomely interesting stats which put my three or four hundred spams per day into perspective. Mind you, I’m not famous, thank goodness. Leo writes:
In February I received more than three-quarters of a million email messages at leoville.com:718,597 spam messages 1,039 viruses 20,504 good messages 39,114 bad or invalid headers ------------ 779,254 total messages in Feb
In other words, only 2.64% of my email was good. Actually it’s somewhat less than that since my local spam filter rejects about a third of the mail that gets through MailRoute (MailRoute avoids false positives by being fairly conservative). The good news is that over 26,000 spam messages and 40 viruses are filtered out of my inbox every day. If I had to look at all of those I’d stop using email entirely.
[Via The Laporte Report.]