Here are the stats on the mail that was finally delivered to
my address at IMSc during May 2008. The "devnull" messages
are those that were instantly sent to
"junk" messages were messages that were sent to a separate folder
--- all of those too turned out to be spam!
Total Number of Messages = 7227 Total Number of Devnull Messages = 3786 Total Number of Junk Messages = 887 Residual Number of Useful messages = 7227 - 3786 - 887 = 2554 Total size of all messages = 63424639 Total size of all devnull messages = 25108431 Total size of all junk messages = 10975780 Total size of all useful messages = 63424639 - 25108431 - 10975780 = 27340428
A substantial reduction from previous months seems to be due to the introduction of mailing lists for bulk aliases at IMSc. About 600 spam messages were dropped by mailman!