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    how much spam do you get everyday?

    i read a article somewhere recently that the number of spam emails per person have gone down... i dont think that applies to me though

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

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    Re: how much spam do you get everyday?

    Hardly any - but then my anti-spam filters are quite good.
    I ought to check now and then, though - I never know if I'm having "real" mail deleted!

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    Re: how much spam do you get everyday?

    A lot for me in one day would be 5 or more. There's a lot people can do to reduce spam, if they would just do it. Besides spam filtering that DeadMeatGF mentioned, you should never EVER display your email address in any way, shape or form on a public internet page. Setup a contact form for your website that doesn't display your email address. There are lots of free scripts for this, if you don't already have one. Make sure your script guards against header injection attacks too, so you aren't the one inadvertently spamming.
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    Re: how much spam do you get everyday?

    Just realised - I'm actually running 2 spam blockers.
    My account has one built in, and I use Outlook as my mail client, which does it again!

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    Re: how much spam do you get everyday?

    depends on which account you're talking about.

    on my yahoo account i get virtually none. just from the group that i'm subscribed to.

    on my main account maybe 5 ~ 10 week.

    on my isp's account i get probably 5 a day. i'm not sure because procmail kills a lot of it.

    on my local net none. but then again, it's an unpublished address and only 1 other person has it and he's a linux user, so i don't have to worry about anybody harvesting his address book.

    why have an address that absolutely nobody knows about? that's where fetchmail sends everything after it's been filtered by procmail. i ssh in from wherever, do a 'mailstat .proclog' to see where everything's been sorted to, then pine to read it.

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    Re: how much spam do you get everyday?

    When I saw this thread I started to not delete my spam so that I could get a count. My thoughts were to save 7 days worth and give a tally by day of the week.
    Things got just too clogged and I had to clean it all up. I think it is safe to say I am in the 200 - 300 range though.

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    Re: how much spam do you get everyday?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave
    I think it is safe to say I am in the 200 - 300 range though.
    Is that for the whole week or a "per day" rate? Either way, that's an awful lot of spam!
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    Re: how much spam do you get everyday?

    Quote Originally Posted by ashishm6 View Post
    i read a article somewhere recently that the number of spam emails per person have gone down... i dont think that applies to me though

    i get about about 70-80 spam emails a day and most of them are either about pills, software or phishing
    what about you guys
    There's no way to stop these people. So
    the best thing to do is make spam work for
    you. In fact it is very powerful and simple.
    You see, the affiliates who spam obviously
    belong to a site. Go to the site and look for
    customer contact and send them your
    complaints and ad message. They cannot
    complain since it's their affiliates who are
    spamming. It works wonders for me. I had
    3 customer supports join my program. Above
    all, make SURE you keep the spam emails as
    proof in case they talk s_it!!
    Try it!
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    Re: how much spam do you get everyday?

    I reckon i get about 50 - 60 a day - I have got a good spam filter - but it cant stop all of it.... To be honest, some of it can be an interesting read - no I am not talking about all the ones that are trying to sell you v14gr@ and the like, but you do get the odd bit of useful information - and I do mean the odd bit...
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    Re: how much spam do you get everyday?

    I get about 100 spams everyday.
    I have been using spamihilator and Opera's inbuilt spam filters. Can't live without them

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    Re: how much spam do you get everyday?

    5-8 per day, but the week end wow 60 or more.

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    Re: how much spam do you get everyday?

    i usually get about 20 spam emails a day. Mostly pron crap.

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    Re: how much spam do you get everyday?

    I get spam too. I had no choice but to redirect the spam to junk and add new aliases. It works. I don't get spam to my main box anymore.

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    Re: how much spam do you get everyday?

    Quote Originally Posted by ashishm6 View Post
    i read a article somewhere recently that the number of spam emails per person have gone down... i dont think that applies to me though

    i get about about 70-80 spam emails a day and most of them are either about pills, software or phishing
    what about you guys
    I would say around 30 per day, still quite annoying!

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    Re: how much spam do you get everyday?

    My spam filters are active, but, still then can say there will be some 50-60 in spam box



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