9 out of 10 Spammers Recommend…
Gmail! Actually, it’s more like 6 out of 10.
Over the past couple weeks, I have been tracking the email addresses of the spammers whose accounts I am deleting (Ouch, my sore deleting finger!). It is not a scientific survey, because I have missed a few - but the missing is totally random, so the stats should still be good.
Here are the numbers:
- Gmail 70
- Rete24.com 15
- Yahoo 13
- Hotmail 5
There are also another 7 domains hosting email addresses of two spammers I deleted, and another six domains hosting emails of just a single spammer.
When I say this is not a scientific survey, I should add that I did not check to see how many days in a row I might be deleting the same spammer. In particular, I have no idea if the Rete24.com spammers are several who have access to a free email account on that site, or a single spammer who owns that site, or a team of spammers working for that site.
Surprisingly, I deleted the infamous SteveJobsBookmarking.com only twice.
What is clear from this is that spammers really prefer Gmail heads and shoulders above Yahoo and Hotmail.