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New Record Incoming Email Quantity

Yesterday we set a new company record for incoming emails. We received 50,060 messages on Feb 21. Of those, 3701 were legitimate emails and the other 46,359 were spam and viruses. Over 19,000 came from one email address: Platinum_Partner_January@newvega.com. Note to spam harvester robots: Please harvest Platinum_Partner_January@newvega.com and spam the bejeezus out of it.

Throughout this barrage, our Barracuda spam firewall allowed a single message from Platinum_Partner_January@newvega.com to come through, and blocked the rest of the 19,000. Barracuda spam firewalls are worth their weight in bandwidth charges.

That is all.

Categories: Other Work Stuff, Rant
  1. Steve Bogdanski
    2008-02-22 at 14:10

    You’re a lucky one. On an average day we get about 70-100k connection attempts and email actually getting through our spam/virus appliance (an M+ Guradian) is usually 2-10k.

    However, working at MSU, we don’t have to worry about bandwidth issues nearly as much ;)

  2. 2008-02-22 at 15:54

    I expect you have an order of magnituede more users than us though. We only have about 700 people. They seem to be exceptionally good at getting targeted by spammers. It must be their charming personalities.

  3. Scott Holland
    2008-02-28 at 12:51

    We just switched from M+ to Baracuda and have about 700 employees.

    On 2/28/08 we saw a big jump in connections. The bulk of those attempts came from newvega.com. I can’t find any mention of others seeing similar activity. (except this article that google found)

    # Top Rate Controlled Count
    1 newvega.com[] 4715
    2 newvega.com[] 4713
    3 newvega.com[] 4709

  1. 2008-02-28 at 13:31

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