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Sudden Increase in Spam Volume?

This is a chart of the amount of spam I have in Spam folders that I haven’t yet glanced through to look for things that got in there by mistake. (Yeah, yeah, I’m way behind.)

spamvol200908081829

As of around 12 UTC (plus or minus a few hours) on Friday 7 Aug, the number I’ve been getting has moved from about 500 per day, about the rate it had been at for basically years, to almost 22 THOUSAND new spam emails per day.

Is this happening to other people?  Or is it just me?

4 comments to Sudden Increase in Spam Volume?

  • From CO via Facebook: Actually, my spam has decreased lately. I don’t know if Yahoo got a better filter system or what, but spam is down instead of up! (7 minutes ago)

  • From SM via Facebook: Hmmm… perhaps it is just me being deluged. I also note that only one of my mail accounts is having the issue. Sigh. This volume is going to be the death of me if it doesn’t let up soon! (2 seconds ago)

  • NOYB

    Suddenly bad here too. I’m sick of this.

  • Heh, of course that was four years ago, and it turned out to be a problem on my end. But sorry you are getting a bad spam case now. :-)

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