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Spam

Some data about the mail that hit my personal mailserver since mid-June:

graph of spam

Total Messages 35032 100
Reject 450 Invalid Domain 16232 46%
Reject 554 lists.dsbl.org 434 1%
Reject 554 relays.ordb.org 5 0%
Reject 554 relays.visi.com 8 0%
Reject 554 sbl-xbl.spamaus.org 5414 16%
Delivered 12939 37%

That’s right, 63% of the mail that hits my MTA is rejected straight away because it was either sent from an invalid domain or the sender’s IP was in a blacklist. Pretty impressive. Even after that, I still get several hundred pieces of spam a day that Spamassassin catches.