Mailing List Message #15399
From: Charles Mangin <>
Subject: SIMS 2006 statistics
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 16:24:23 -0500
To: SIMS Discussions <>
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i pulled these together to show one of my clients just how much spam they would be getting if not for my blocking. i thought i'd share and see what the other folks on the list thought:

In 2006, the Option8 mail server:

delivered 24,980 pieces of email to the world
received 41,912 pieces of email for clients
blocked 573,879 pieces of spam (93.2%)

broken down by blocking mechanism:

blacklists/RBLs: 4499 28379 48910 7769 9564

internal blacklist 254825

other blacklists (out of date, unsubscribed, etc) 170405

total blacklists:


routed to error (country TLDS, bad recipient, etc)

temp bans (too many bad usernames)

Charles Mangin
Option8: Making Macs happy since 1999. |

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