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Subject Re: Yahoo sent 5.5x as much spam as any other legit provider in April
Date Wed, 11 May 2011 23:33:58 GMT
On 05/11, Adam Katz wrote:
> Long tail there; the sum of all of your items was 56.5%.  Even if you
> truncated those numbers, it doesn't add up (56.5 + 19 * 0.1%  = 58.4%).

Yup, sorry I wasn't clear, those were just the top, not the entire list.

> I'm not sure how much of my company's data I can disperse, but here's a
> peek.  We break things down a little differently, but here is what
> overlaps (as isolated by From header in trap + report data, classified
> spam only):
> 100.0%  (sum of all items below)
>  32.6%  yahoo
>  29.4%  hotmail + live
>  17.3%  gmail
>  10.8%  aol
>   9.8%  facebook
>   0.1%
> So with this data, yahoo sent 1.1x as much as hotmail.

I'm sure you have better data than I do.  That's probably enough for me
to stop bitching about yahoo.  Thanks.

On 05/11, Joe Sniderman wrote:
> [1] This seems to depend on the IP address used to sign up for the
> google account. When signing up through a TOR exit node (at least at the
> time that I tried it, which was > 1yr ago) Gmail asked for either a
> cellphone number for text confirmation, or an existing email address.

Excellent point.  My friend that said everybody but yahoo required a
previous email address was probably using TOR.  Thanks.  

"The word 'politics' is derived from the word 'poly', meaning 'many',
and the word 'ticks', meaning 'blood sucking parasites'." - Larry Hardiman

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