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December 28, 2004
By: Kevin Drum

SPAM UPDATE....According to AOL, spam is down:

As of November 2004, AOL received an average of 2.2 million complaints daily from its more than 24 million subscribers, down from 11 million complaints in the same period last year.

The daily average number of e-mails blocked by AOL's spam filters fell 50 percent to about 1.2 billion e-mails in late 2004 from a peak of 2.4 billion in 2003.

Attempts made by junk e-mail senders also fell to about 1.6 billion daily, from 2.1 billion last year.

I guess that's good news, although I have to say that I haven't noticed any decrease myself. Just the opposite, in fact.

On another note, can that figure for complaints really be right? If I'm reading it correctly, they're saying that last year AOL received 11 million complaints a day from its 24 million users. So on average, each of their users complained about spam 15 times a month. That's a lot of complaints.

Kevin Drum 12:43 AM Permalink | Trackbacks

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