How to interpret MailScanner stats
ahodges at phenom-networks.com
Sun Dec 31 22:20:08 CET 2006
My spam levels seem to be in the region of 92% to 96% daily. Your 98%,
although it seems a bit high, taking account the xmas break where no
alot of genuine email, I presume, would have been sent, therefore alot
more spam vs ham.
Hope this helps
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[mailto:mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf Of Carlyle
Sent: 31 December 2006 19:49
To: mailscanner at lists.mailscanner.info
Subject: How to interpret MailScanner stats
I am trying to put together reports for my clients to impress them with
how good a job our filtering system is working, but I don't understand
the statistics well enough to explain it to them. For my domain for
December, I get the following totals:
Mail 33,878 Are these "ham"?
Volume 618.9 Mb
Unknown Users 433,489
Can't Resolve 66,282
Ultimately, the most basic stats of interest are:
a) What is the total number of messages processed?
b) How many were filtered out? (i.e. how much time/money did this
I can't figure out how I should add the totals above together to get
this information. My guess would be:
Filtered out = Virus + Spam + MCP + UnknownUsers + Can'tResolve + RBL
Messages getting through = "Mail" = 33,878
Total processed = "Filtered Out" + " Messages getting though" =
However, this would indicate 98% of the messages are getting blocked...
This seems a bit extreme, so I think I'm missing something here.
Can someone enlighten me on how this works?
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