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April Spam Stats from OnlyMyEmail

May 05, 20062 mins
Data CenterMalware

I just received the following statistics on spam from OnlyMyEmail, a hosted anti-spam filtering service, for the month of April:

The good news from the Spam front for the month of April is that Phishing fraud emails are down substantially, to less than 2 per 1,000 emails; though Fraud emails in general have not abated much. It’s also worth noting that email distributed viruses are at exceptionally low levels (.063% of all email) as well.

However, spam continues to account for almost 93% of all email directed at domains protected by OnlyMyEmail’s MX-Defender, with increases especially evident in bounced spam from spoofed sender addresses.

During April, just short of 80% of all email sent to valid addresses on our network are spam of one form or another.Most troubling, however, is the continued increase in unwanted email from “quasi-legitimate” marketing firms that are often hired by major brand-name companies, as they represent a potentially greater threat to end-users than any small time spam-operator ever could.

The SpamStats

Total Spam Load: 92.72

Total Legitimate Email: 11.89%

  • Spam : 75.48%
  • Direct Marketing: 1.94%
  • Fraud: 3.60%
  • Commercial Newsletters: 0.77%
  • Viruses/Warnings: 0.63%
  • List-Servers: 1.12%
Spam Tokens/Sites/Senders

Subject line Words/Phrases:

  • Ultimate Online Enhancers
  • Financial Market Trade Picks
  • Your pre-approved loan Linked


  • Follow this link
  • Press here
  • More testimonials here

Content phrases:

  • Male enhancement formula
  • Stop receiving offers
  • No doctor visits

Top Phishing Frauds:

  • Citibank
  • Ebay
  • PayPal

Sending Addresses:


Spammer Sites:


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