Only 10% of Email Legitimate

At work we use a pair of Cisco Ironport Email Security appliances. In September, only 10% of the email message we received were legitimate. During September, we received over 3.5 million email messages and, of those, only 352 thousand, or 10%, were delivered to staff mail boxes. The rest were spam or contained malicious content and were blocked.

We sent over 194 thousand email messages during the month.

I can’t imagine how we would cope without a spam filter.

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Steve Mullen has been involved in information technology for over 35 years. He is also actively involved in the music program (voice and English hand bells) and Vestry of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Damascus, MD.

Posted in CISCO, e-mail, Ironport
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