This morning, I logged into the SPAM panel at my e-mail host’s web site.
I’ll wait for that to wash over you. You didn’t know there was such a thing as a SPAM panel, did you?
It’s not a “standard” feature. I use a company called Digital Housing and Administration to handle traffic on my primary e-mail account, and one of the things that comes along with their service is statistical analysis of my e-mail traffic. When an inbound e-mail went missing this morning I looked in the Digital Housing SPAM panel to find it, and was struck by the statistics you see above. Thus far this year, I’ve received 48,000 e-mails, sent 4,000, and had over 307,000 pieces of SPAM get filtered before they ever reached me.