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How much Gmail spam do you get?

Brian M. [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, January 23, 2007
15 years ago4,239 views

If you don't manually empty your spam folder, you can divide the number by 30 and that's how many you get per day. So for me, 3816/30 = 127.2 spams per day, or 5 per hour, or roughly 1 per ten minutes.

I'm asking because this number has gone up substantially since, say, October, when I was getting maybe 2,000 per month. I know there has been a rise in spam, just wondering what you guys were seeing.

Kudos to Google. I'd say I see one spam in my inbox per day.

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

~4500/month in Spam box, and ~20/month Inbox.

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

virtually none.
the only spam i get gets fwd'd from my Y account.

Sankar Anand [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

4000+ / month

200+ in inbox

David Sanger [PersonRank 7]

15 years ago #

It seems to be a lot more in the Inbox recently – about 12 a day.

I never get any in the spam folder since I set up a filter
in:spam, skip inbox, delete it

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

umm.. id say i get about 5 per day..

but during the first year of my Gmail usage, i had no Spam at all!

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

50 + a day in Spam
~2 a Month in Inbox
Gmail seems to have the best spam filter out of Gmail, Lycos, Yahoo and Windows Live.

Tomorrow marks the Three Year anniversary of Bill Gates saying it would take two years to stop Spam:

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

~150 or 180 messages in the spambox a day (including one or two false positives....) and ~5 in the Inbox.

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

100-150 in spam / day

1-5 in inbox / day

i never check my spam box. i just hit delete straight away.

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

About 200 every day, about 5 per day goes to my Inbox.

JohnMu [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

6500 in spam box
+ about 10-20/day in the inbox

But I used the address to sign up to all sorts of spamy services to test the filter when I first got the account :-) You wouldn't believe how many questionaires you can fill out and how many free coupon sites exist ... I wish there was a way to mark specific words as known spam (like the fake names I used to sign up for more spam)...

H [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

is anyone else getting a LOT of span in their inboxes lately? usually nothing passes gmail's spam filter but this morning alone i got 5 spams advertising some porn sites. quite clever, there are 5-6 recepients in the email to: and lots of body text etc. same kind of stuff happens to v-i-a-g-r-a (how ironic, i had to edit the word as this forum doesnt let me write v....a) emails lately, they get in to my inbox as well. there is DEFINITLEY a huge increase as i haven't had so many in my inbox ever.

Juan [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

> I wish there was a way to mark specific words as known spam (like the fake names I used to sign up for more spam)...

JohnMu, I created a filter for some words: contains words and delete.

What Gmail lacks is a regex filter or multiple words or headers words filtering.

justinf [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

getting around 100 to 150 spams per day , with maybe 1 or 2 getting into my inbox.

its roughly 1 spam every 10 or 15 minutes.

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