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March 2013 SpamSieve Stats

Last done in October

Filtered Mail
352,864 Good Messages
480,325 Spam Messages (58%)
153 Spam Messages Per Day

SpamSieve Accuracy
1,443 False Positives
3,748 False Negatives (72%)
99.4% Correct

Corpus
12,540 Good Messages
15,326 Spam Messages (55%)
1,247,312 Total Words

Rules
33 Blocklist Rules
10 Whitelist Rules

Showing Statistics Since
8/24/04 8:00pm

3 Responses to "March 2013 SpamSieve Stats"

  1. Wow your spam numbers are really close to what I heard at a conference a few weeks ago. This guy was saying that 5 years ago spam was at around 97% of the email received, and he said today it is about 66%. Have you noticed it is less in the last few years?

    1. mchepp said on March 28, 2013:

      Wow your spam numbers are really close to what I heard at a conference a few weeks ago. This guy was saying that 5 years ago spam was at around 97% of the email received, and he said today it is about 66%. Have you noticed it is less in the last few years?

      It's tough to say. On most of my accounts, including my primary email address, I also filter at the server level, and those emails are simply deleted if they're above a certain threshold. I've done that for a number of years (I want to say four, which probably means it's closer to six or seven).

      What's astounding to me is that I'm a year and a half away from having a DECADE of spam-filtering data in ONE APP alone (SpamSieve). That's insane!

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