June Spam

June 30, 2003

In a previous version of this site I used to have a counter showing the number of spam I’d received since January 1st each year. I grew tired of having to update it every few days and took it off the menu on this site design.

However, I am still keeping track of my inbox, and I am getting spam in record numbers. In the 30 days of June I got 5,859 pieces of mail I consider spam. This brings my yearly total for 2003 to 31,859.

I’m averaging 5309 spams a month, or 176 spams a day this year. In 2002 I only received 25,569 spams total, or an average of 2,130 spams per month and 70 per day.

It seems to me that the number I get jumps to a new level every so often. I’ve been holding steady at the 170 mark for a while now. I expect that to increase to 240-250 any day now. I’m not sure what causes the sudden increase, but I am aware of it when it happens.

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Mark H. Nichols

I am a husband, cellist, code prole, nerd, technologist, and all around good guy living and working in fly-over country. You should follow me on Twitter.