Monday, April 03, 2006

Final Spam Tally for March

Further to my previous post, I did manage to record how many spam emails I got each day in March. And, of course, I did it in a spreadsheet—because if there’s one thing that will draw comments to my blog, it’s a spreadsheet!

It wasn’t as even as I’d been anticipating—I’d been thinking it would basically be a straight line, with some spikes here or there—which was most of the reason I did this in the first place; I was wondering how accurate my perception was on how many I was getting each day.

If I ever do this again, I’ll have a couple of lines, to capture spam to my main account (this one) as well as spam I get to my Hotmail account. I get a lot less spam on Hotmail, maybe 5 or 10 in a day, but it would be interesting to see if they both spike in the same places, or if they’re completely unrelated. However, I’m not going to do this for June. Maybe for May, or some other month.