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I’ve been running a more aggressive anti-spam and anti-virus regime on my inbound mail servers for about six weeks now.

The statistics are interesting; inbound spam outnumbers ‘real email’ or ham by around 2:1.

This means that during any day there are at least twice as many unwanted, spam emails – as opposed to real mail. That’s unwanted bandwidth usage and unwanted costs for me! If I wasn’t filtering and capturing this then I would have to be more alert to unwanted emails and delete them.

I’m also using ClamAV to check for viruses within email attachemens. Typically around a dozen or so viruses attached to mail per day. Captured upfront.