U.K's most spammed person receives 44,000 spam emails daily

U.K's most spammed person receives 44,000 spam emails daily

Summary: When you get so much spam that your anti-spam provider decides to use you in a marketing campaign, your spam problem turns into an asset for the community, and researchers running honeypots can only envy you for the sample of spam emails you receive on a daily basis. According to a recent press release by ClearMyMail :"ClearMyMail, has today announced the UK’s Top 5 most spammed email accounts that it protects, receiving a total of 3,900 – 44,000 spam emails each day.

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When you get so much spam that your anti-spam provider decides to use you in a marketing campaign, your spamU.KÂ’s most spammed person receives 63,339 spam emails daily problem turns into an asset for the community, and researchers running honeypots can only envy you for the sample of spam emails you receive on a daily basis. According to a recent press release by ClearMyMail :

"ClearMyMail, has today announced the UK’s Top 5 most spammed email accounts that it protects, receiving a total of 3,900 – 44,000 spam emails each day. Three of these customers have an Orange ISP and in total have around 63,339 spam emails blocked every day and 23,118,735 spam emails blocked every year.

1 – 44,001 emails blocked per day - Orange ISP 2 – 13,578 – Orange ISP 3 – 12,428 – Private domain using 123-reg/GX Networks 4 – 5,760 – Orange ISP 5 – 3,982 – Private domain using 123-reg/GX Networks

Orange customer, Colin Wells – Workshop Foreman for Stagecoach buses – has the most spammed UK inbox and ClearMyMail blocks more than 44,000 emails from entering Wells’ inbox every day, amounting to around 16 million every year."

Not even McAfee's 30 days S.P.A.M experiment can come up with such good results, where 3 users receive 63,339 spam emails daily and 23,118,735 every year, mostly because these folks have been interacting with the spam messages for the past couple of years.

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Dancho Danchev

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  • Most embarrased male in UK now... is

    "Orange customer, Colin Wells – Workshop
    Foreman for Stagecoach buses – has the most
    spammed UK inbox and ClearMyMail blocks more
    than 44,000 emails from entering Wells’ inbox
    every day, amounting to around 16 million every
    year.”

    Should we damn this guy for a total idiot or
    what? It seems Orange could clear up some
    bandwidth by booting him or giving him another
    email addy.
    doug@...
    • AGREED...If you give out your address....

      To every website you visit and respond to SPAM then you are actively exposing yourself.

      I'm sorry but I can't help but think this guy had a VERY active role in disseminating his email address.

      Even with a SPAM filter you are going to get the occasional SPAM that slips by the filters since it has not been recognized by the honeypot accounts and processed yet.

      IMHO, poor judgement by the user is more to blame for his SPAM issues than anything else.
      dunn@...
  • Is this a record?

    So why should we care?
    pikeman666@...
  • 44,000 spam emails daily

    wow, that's almost as bad as my aol account used to be...
    jaybyrd