OnlyMyEmail's Spam Statistics for April 2006
By Derek Iwasiuk
The good news from the Spam front for the month of April is that Phishing fraud emails are down substantially, to less than 2 per 1,000 emails; though Fraud emails in general have not abated much. It’s also worth noting that email distributed viruses are at exceptionally low levels (.063% of all email) as well.
However, spam continues to account for almost 93% of all email directed at domains protected by OnlyMyEmail’s MX-Defender, with increases especially evident in bounced spam from spoofed sender addresses. During April, just short of 80% of all email sent to valid addresses on our network are spam of one form or another.
Most troubling, however, is the continued increase in unwanted email from “quasi-legitimate” marketing firms that are often hired by major brand-name companies, as they represent a potentially greater threat to end-users than any small time spam-operator ever could.
Summary SpamStats for April 2006
- The SpamStats:
· Spam per mailbox: 75.48%
· Legitimate Email: 11.89%
· Fraud: 3.60%
· Direct Marketing: 1.94%
· List-Servers: 1.12%
· Newsletters: 0.77%
· Viruses/Warnings: 0.63%
- Top 5 Sending Domains:
- Top 5 Spam Sites:
- About OnlyMyEmail's SpamStats:
OnlyMyEmail's full SpamStat report is compiled monthly and available to technology editors and reporters by request.
- About OnlyMyEmail:
OnlyMyEmail is a hosted anti-spam filtering service that provides solutions for individuals, corporations, Web-hosts Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and other large enterprises.
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