Musings from a small IPP

50 E-mails: 49 are SPAM

by on Aug.14, 2010, under E-Mail hosting, Operations

It’s a very sad milestone.  As of this week we mark over 98% of the messages we are offered as SPAM.  The press has some catching up to do — they report 92% — a figure we were at back in February.

This does include a very small percentage of messages which we later re-classify as ‘ham,’ and the slightly larger set that we have mistakenly believed to be legitimate, but the percentage is scary.  Handling it would require 1 processor per 750 mailboxes running flat out (on average — the peaks and troughs are of course rather fractal), meaning that a large multi-processor system is required in practice.

So less than 1 message in 50 is legitimate.

When I look at this figure, I realise we do something really worthwhile for our customers.


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