According to the server this blog is hosted on, there’s been 101 emails processed today with 72 (71.3%) of those being detectable spam.
It doesn’t sound a lot until you consider one of our shared hosting servers has handled 22,251 so far today with 3,001 being low scoring spam (13.5%), 11,355 (51.0%) being high scoring spam and 583 (2.6%) being viruses. That’s 67.1% of emails having to be rejected as they are spam or viruses….
And that’s just the detectable spam – imagine what it’ll be like without sites such as Spamhaus (which is currently subject to a legal battle) helping the servers detect what is spam and what isn’t. Do you really want your InBox more than doubling in size due to spam?….