The continuing asphyxiation of email

James Morris from our engineering group reports that yesterday for the first time we processed more than 3 million external email messages at the UW (3,270,489 was the exact number), and that 72% of those messages scored a greater than 50% possibility of being spam. That’s 2,354,752 spam messages. In one day. At one university. … Continue reading “The continuing asphyxiation of email”

James Morris from our engineering group reports that yesterday for the first time we processed more than 3 million external email messages at the UW (3,270,489 was the exact number), and that 72% of those messages scored a greater than 50% possibility of being spam.

That’s 2,354,752 spam messages. In one day. At one university.

Hoo boy.

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