Long-term ESP performance in spamtraps

A collaborator inspired me to draw a few more graphs (you know who you are, and thank you very much for the idea).

I had retained the numbers for the ESP blogs ever since May, so it occurred to me that it might be pertinent to do a time series. The graphs are expressed in percentages against the total amount of ESP spam received, so the growth of total volume (for example, as a result of adding more spamtraps) is already accounted for. Since the data points are naturally mostly at the low end of the scale, a logarithmic scale seemed appropriate.

So, please find enclosed three graphs of ESPs appearing in spamtraps, divided into Transactional, SMB Marketing and Enterprise Marketing. The selection of ESPs and their division to these three categories is according to the ideas of the collaborator. NB. We only started tracing Zeta Interactive in August.
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February 2017 in Spamtraps: ESPs

ESP mail seen in spamtraps, February 2017

ESP mail seen in spamtraps, February 2017

This is the post-MAAWG post. Thanks to all we met in SF.

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January 2017 in Spamtraps: ESPs

ESP mail seen in spamtraps, January 2017

ESP mail seen in spamtraps, January 2017

This post marks the second anniversary of this series (which was not intended to become a series or any sort of regular occurrence in the first place). I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who is paying attention and sharing these posts in social media, and I’m very much looking forward to meeting a significant part of you all in two weeks – that is, assuming that Finns with ESTA are still allowed in. 😀

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Government action on spam

It is with delight that I have just read the ICO’s blog on its international work and how the UCENet (formerly London Action Plan) collaborates with MAAWG.

Looking forward to more of the same in San Francisco, Feb 20-23, 2017!

December 2016 in Spamtraps: ESPs

ESP mail seen in spamtraps, December 2016

ESP mail seen in spamtraps, December 2016

This month’s theme is “Fake ESPs and Dyn”. Otherwise, it’s mostly the usual suspects, with the exception of AWeber making an entry at #10 with a make-money-fast spammer.

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November 2016 in Spamtraps: ESPs

ESP mail seen in spamtraps November 2016

ESP mail seen in spamtraps November 2016

The theme of this month’s post is Dyn. There were indications last month that they were up’n’coming, but I wasn’t quite expecting them to make #1, definitely not with a 50% lead over the next contestant.

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October 2016 in Spamtraps: ESPs

ESP mail seen in spamtraps October 2016

ESP mail seen in spamtraps October 2016

Severely late this month, to offset last month’s being well on time… 🙂

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September 2016 in Spamtraps: ESPs

ESP mail seen in spamtraps September 2016

ESP mail seen in spamtraps September 2016

On time this month, only four hours after data collection has ended!

The theme of this month’s post is Back to Basics, ou, si vous préférez, La Rentrée. The term has started and the oddities of summer seem to be over. 🙂

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August 2016 in Spamtraps: ESPs

ESP mail seen in spamtraps August 2016

ESP mail seen in spamtraps August 2016

The theme of this month’s post is a specific company, unfortunately. The questionable honour goes to SMTP.com, Inc.

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July 2016 in Spamtraps: ESPs

ESP mail seen in spamtraps July 2016

ESP mail seen in spamtraps July 2016

The theme of this month’s post is “Rospaden”

The flag of the fictitious state of Rospaden

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