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Over the past couple of days, I have seen a sudden and dramatic drop in the volume of spam that I have received. Previously it was 200-300 spams a day. Now 50-100 a day.

Naturally I have assumed that something has gone wrong with my e-mail host, or Spamcop. My e-mail host says that everything is hunky-dory, and I'm now waiting for a response from Spamcop on the issue.

Has anyone else seen this sudden dramatic drop in their spam volume?

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Has anyone else seen this sudden dramatic drop in their spam volume?

Not this time. On the other hand about a year ago I went from hundreds to 3-10 for two days and then back to normal. "All comes to those that wait." ;)

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Over the past couple of days, I have seen a sudden and dramatic drop in the volume of spam that I have received. Previously it was 200-300 spams a day. Now 50-100 a day.

Naturally I have assumed that something has gone wrong with my e-mail host, or Spamcop. My e-mail host says that everything is hunky-dory, and I'm now waiting for a response from Spamcop on the issue.

Has anyone else seen this sudden dramatic drop in their spam volume?

Often reporting spammers works and you get whitelisted or spammer dies their mailing list rarely does.

Other times ISP's trash what they think is spam without telling you

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Global volumes as "seen" by Cisco Ironport are detailed in:

http://www.senderbase.org/home/detail_spam...een=&order=

http://www.senderbase.org/home/detail_spam...een=&order=

There seems to be a long-term downward trend but no evidence of any recent breakthrough either way. But, as petzl alludes, ISPs are getting awfully good at sweeping the stuff under the carpet from the POV of the unsuspecting residential customer. Still "costs" us all in network capacity and financial cost of course (except for the botnet owners in the latter case).

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Global volumes as "seen" by Cisco Ironport are detailed in:

http://www.senderbase.org/home/detail_spam...een=&order=

http://www.senderbase.org/home/detail_spam...een=&order=

There seems to be a long-term downward trend but no evidence of any recent breakthrough either way. But, as petzl alludes, ISPs are getting awfully good at sweeping the stuff under the carpet from the POV of the unsuspecting residential customer. Still "costs" us all in network capacity and financial cost of course (except for the botnet owners in the latter case).

Facts are this is the outcome of effective spam filtering. Most are not getting spam and therefore not being reported. In Gmail (as example) one just clicks the "spam" button (a rare event) Gmail keep it to themselves, but you don't see it again. Never seen a "false positive" either.

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Spamcop says that everything is OK.

I've made a nuisance of myself with my e-mail host, making sure that they forward ALL my e-mail to my Spamcop address without any interference by their problematic, inefficient, unrecoverable, and stupid spam filtering.

So I must conclude that either KnuJon or Spamcop have made a significant (but probably short-term), dent in the spammer world. Yay teams!

BTW, everyone please remember to report your spam to KnuJon as well as Spamcop? KnuJon targets and fight the people who benefit from spam.

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