U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Science and Technology > Internet
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 11-20-2009, 03:40 AM
6 posts, read 8,639 times
Reputation: 14


I read an article somewhere recently that the number of spam emails per person has gone down. I don’t think that applies to me.

I get about 70-80 spam emails a day and most of them are either about pills, software or phishing what about you guys?

Last edited by 2goldens; 11-20-2009 at 06:37 AM.. Reason: Moved from Other Topics
Quick reply to this message

Old 11-20-2009, 03:46 AM
Location: Newark, California
2,250 posts, read 1,232,777 times
Reputation: 679
Like 2
Quick reply to this message
Old 11-20-2009, 05:54 AM
Location: I never said I was perfect so no refunds here sorry!
6,465 posts, read 6,316,850 times
Reputation: 29686
the circle of friends I associate with are so few this is not a concern nor a problem for me.
Quick reply to this message
Old 11-20-2009, 06:32 AM
19,922 posts, read 10,096,753 times
Reputation: 27344
The spam to my main email address has decreased significantly. Maybe I'm down to about 25-30 a day on average. Far better than it was a few years ago. I think my web host has added a number of features that has dealt with the situation.

My Yahoo addresses on the other hand continue to get pounded by spam. I've "almost" stopped using them because of the nonsense that piles up in the inbox! I'll tell you - if I had a dollar for every dead relative who wanted to send me my "17,000,000 dollars US", I'd be a Nigerian Millionaire by now!
Quick reply to this message
Old 11-20-2009, 06:39 AM
Location: On the East Coast
51,697 posts, read 13,364,087 times
Reputation: 80834
I never really counted but it is annoying!
Quick reply to this message
Old 11-20-2009, 07:58 AM
Status: "Oh wait, what's this?" (set 3 days ago)
Location: Tyler, TX
15,222 posts, read 18,581,495 times
Reputation: 8079
Very few since I implemented greylisting on my server.
Quick reply to this message
Old 11-20-2009, 01:06 PM
9,198 posts, read 22,264,179 times
Reputation: 8551
In my personal email I get perhaps 2 or 3 a week at most.

My company of 2000 employees gets 1 million + per day. Almost none of those make it through to users mailboxes.
Quick reply to this message
Old 11-20-2009, 01:09 PM
Location: Lemon Grove, CA USA
1,055 posts, read 3,662,637 times
Reputation: 952
I get close to a thousand a day between all my emails (I manage web servers and maintain sites for clients) but of that I only see maybe ten. Most get nailed in the filters.
Quick reply to this message
Old 11-20-2009, 11:12 PM
16,308 posts, read 25,381,635 times
Reputation: 8305
In May of this year, spam broke the 90% barrier, meaning that less than 10% of all email traffic is legitimate email.

Report: Spam now 90 percent of all e-mail | Security - CNET News
Quick reply to this message
Old 11-21-2009, 02:13 AM
Location: Newcastle NSW Australia
1,503 posts, read 2,206,424 times
Reputation: 690
The number of spams has definitely come down in the last few years, as I think they realise that most people aren't that gullible as to pay money for goods that they are never going to receive.
I now only average about 2 a day, down from about half a dozen or so about 2 years ago or more.
They mainly relate to on-line pharmacy, particularly viagra and the like.
Most of the others have disappeared.
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Science and Technology > Internet
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top