First, here are some statistics from my email spam catcher, SpamSieve, for the month of March:
- 1,040 Good Messages
- 14,076 Spam Messages (93%)
- 438 Spam Messages Per Day
- 2 False Positives
- 61 False Negatives (97%)
- 99.6% Correct
To be honest, I administer two domains that get mail and I review all the misaddressed mail. Unfortunately, spammers will take a domain, like majormike.net and add a bunch of fake names in the hope that they will get lucky and come up with a real address. This tends to proliferate the number of bogus messages I have to review. But you can be sure I won’t let firstname.lastname@example.org pass.
Second, I just converted the underlying software that supports this site to the latest version: WordPress 2.5. Now aren’t you impressed? I has a few glitches, but it looks like a good product.