Don’t call me DOM

6 July 2004

Spam statistics

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I’ve run very crude statistics on the amount of spam I’m getting and filtering in the past 6 months:

  • I’m getting between 500 and 600 messages a day
  • among those, around 400 are spam
  • among them, the vast majority (~90%) is simply trashed, relying on SpamAssassin – I basically direct all messages with a SA score greater than 12 to /dev/null
  • on the remaining 10%, 90 to 95% are put in a distinct mailbox (cleverly labeled spam)
  • … which leaves me with about 3 spams in my inbox per day, which is quite manageable

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Picture of Dominique Hazael-MassieuxDominique Hazaël-Massieux ( is part of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Staff; his interests cover a number of Web technologies, as well as the usage of open source software in a distributed work environment.