By Guy Dixon
04 July 2008
An anti-spam software company has revealed that three of the UK's five
most spammed individuals use Orange as their ISP.
Figures released by ClearMyMail show that the three Orange customers
have around 63,339 spam emails blocked every day and 23,118,735 spam
emails blocked every year.
ClearMyMail failed to establish a connection between a customer's choice
of ISP and the amount of spam they receive, but did name the UK's most
spammed citizen, Exeter-based Colin Wells.
According to ClearMyMail, 44,000 spam emails heading for Wells's inbox
are blocked each day, amounting to around 16 million a year.
At the height of the problem Wells, a workshop foreman for Stagecoach
buses, was spending two hours a day deleting spam from his account,
making the prospect of "taking a week's holiday a complete nightmare".
The UK's second most spammed individual, who also uses Orange as their
ISP, is fortunate by comparison with just 13,578 daily junk messages.
The third, fourth and fifth most spammed British citizens get 12,428,
5,760 and 3,982 spam mails a day respectively.
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