Spam-Stats

Once Again, OnlyMyEmail Stops More Spam

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

The results from OnlyMyEmail’s seventh participation in the Virus Bulletin VBSpam Challenge competition have been released.

For the seventh time in a row, OnlyMyEmail’s MX-Defender has blocked more spam than any other competing spam filtering solution. This time, OnlyMyEmail missed just four spam messages out of 113,770 total, for a spam filtering capture rate of rate of 99.996% and did so without blocking even a single legitimate email.

By comparison, the next best capture rate was McAfee SaaS which missed 53 spam messages but did so with a whopping 20 false positive results as well.  The second best capture of any spam filter with the same zero false positives as OnlyMyEmail was Mailshell with a disappointing 113 missed spam emails.

The average “false-negative” rate among the other 23 filtering systems was a whopping 519 missed spam messages and the median was 193.

The results from Virus Bulletin’s VBSpam Challenge have proven, time and again, that OnlyMyEmail’s MX-Defender is decisively superior to any other spam defense available today, including hardware appliances, software programs and other Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions solutions as well.

The full list of competitors to date, includes: AnubisNetworks, BitDefender, CronLab Anti-Spam, FortiMail, GFI MailEssentials, Halon Security, IBM Lotus Protector, Kaspersky Anti-Spam, Libra Esva, Mailshell, McAfee Email Gateway, McAfee EWS, McAfee SaaS, Messaging Architects M+ Guardian, Sophos Email Appliance, SPAM Fighter, Spamhaus ZEN+DBL, SpamTitan, Spider Antispam, SURBL, Symantec Messaging Gateway, The Email Laundry, Vade Retro, Vamsoft ORF, and ZEROSPAM.

OnlyMyEmail Beats 22 Competitors in the Virus Bulletin Spam Challenge

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

The results from OnlyMyEmail’s sixth Virus Bulletin VBSpam Challenge competition have been released.

For the sixth time in a row, OnlyMyEmail’s MX-Defender stopped more spam than any of the 23 competing spam solutions. OnlyMyEmail missed just one single spam message out of 171,963 total, for a new record spam filtering capture rate of 99.9994% besting the previous record of 99.9993% –  also set by OnlyMyEmail in a previous competition.
By comparison, the next best capture rate was McAfee SaaS which missed 41 spam messages. The third best capture rate was AnubisNetworks which missed 97 spam emails.

The average “false-negative” rate among the other 22 filtering systems was a whopping 3,471 missed spam messages and the median was 272.

The results from Virus Bulletin’s VBSpam Challenge have proven, time and again, that for the last year OnlyMyEmail’s MX-Defender is decisively superior to any other spam defense available today, including hardware appliances, software programs and other Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions solutions as well.

The full list of competitors to date, includes: AnubisNetworks, BitDefender, CronLab Anti-Spam, FortiMail, GFI MailEssentials, Halon Security, IBM Lotus Protector, Kaspersky Anti-Spam, Libra Esva, Mailshell, McAfee Email Gateway, McAfee EWS, McAfee SaaS, Messaging Architects M+ Guardian, Sophos Email Appliance, SPAM Fighter, Spamhaus ZEN+DBL, SpamTitan, Spider Antispam, SURBL, Symantec Messaging Gateway, The Email Laundry, Vade Retro, Vamsoft ORF, and ZEROSPAM.

OnlyMyEmail Sets Records in the VB Spam Challenge

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

The results from OnlyMyEmail’s fifth participation in the Virus Bulletin VBSpam Challenge have been released.

For the fifth time in a row, OnlyMyEmail’s MX-Defender stopped more spam than any of the other 18 competitors. The MX-Defender allowed only 2 spam messages out of 291,304 total, for a new record spam filtering capture rate of 99.9993%.

View the complete VBSpam Competition Results PDF

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Critical security patch released! – Spammed Virus

Monday, May 16th, 2011

A new version of an old virus fraud is circulating with a spoofed Microsoft address:

Subject:     Critical security patch released!
From:     Microsoft Corp. <windowsupdate@microsoft.com>

What’s clever and also amusing about this is it pretends to address a recent Microsoft update that addresses a different kind of spoofing:

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OnlyMyEmail Tops the Virus Bulletin Spam Challenge for the 3rd Time in a Row

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

The results from OnlyMyEmail’s third participation in the Virus Bulletin VBSpam Challenge (http://www.virusbtn.com/vbspam/index) have been released.

For the third time in a row, OnlyMyEmail’s MX-Defender(http://www.onlymyemail.com/services/corporate.html) stopped more spam than any of the other 19 competitors, missing only 16 spam messages out of 137,899 for a record spam filtering capture rate of 99.9883%.

By comparison, the next best capture rate was McAfee Email Gateway which missed 113 spam messages for a false-negative rate that was 700% less effective than OnlyMyEmail’s filtering. The average “false-negative” rate among the other 19 filtering systems was a whopping 645 missed spam messages and the median was 305.

The results from Virus Bulletin’s VBSpam Challenge once again independently proves that OnlyMyEmail’s MX-Defender is decisively superior to any other spam defense available today, including not only Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions but also hardware and software solutions as well.

The full list of competitors to date, includes: AnubisNetworks, BitDefender, CronLab Anti-Spam, FortiMail, GFI MailEssentials, Halon Security, IBM Lotus Protector, Kaspersky Anti-Spam, Libra Esva, Mailshell, McAfee Email Gateway, McAfee EWS, McAfee SaaS, Messaging Architects M+ Guardian, Sophos Email Appliance, SPAM Fighter, Spamhaus ZEN+DBL, SpamTitan, Spider Antispam, SURBL, Symantec Messaging Gateway, The Email Laundry, Vade Retro, Vamsoft ORF, and ZEROSPAM.

Virus Bulletin Spam Fitlering Comparative Review – OnlyMyEmail Has Highest Capture Rate

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

OnlyMyEmail Anti-SpamVirus Bulletin has included OnlyMyEmail’s Corporate MX-Defender for the first time since VBInfo began their spam filtering challenge back in 2009.

In all, 20 filtering solutions were compared in the latest test and OnlyMyEmail’s capture rate bested them all with a record capture rate of missing just 7 out of 92,606 junk emails.

That represents an astounding filtering rate of 99.9924% and, unlike tests and analysis published by others, this review was based on a live stream of email and not a static (and dated) corpus of test emails.

The next best blocking rates achieved by the next five contestants missed 29, 45, 51, 73 and 100 junk emails respectively.  Four of the least effective spam filters missed more than 1,000 spam emails each.

You’re Invited to Google Mail – Virus & Malware

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

We’re seeing quite the uptick in spoofed “Your Friend has invited you to open a Google mail account” emails lately.

The typical email comes with a subject line and From address such as:

Subject:      Edmond Fletcher has invited you to open a Google mail account
From:     “Edmond Fletcher” <auntee8@rosesbooks.com>

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You Received Online Greeting Card – Virus

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Note right off that this virus/trojan email has a Subject line of:

You Received Online Greeting Card

not

You Received An Online Greeting Card

Right away you should be alerted that this is not likely a legitimate greeting.  The image contained in the email appears to be one actually used by 123Greetings.com:

http://i.123g.us/c/efeb_cuddleday/card/104506.gif

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Thank you for buying iTunes Gift Certificate! – Virus

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

Another day, another minor twist on the virus attachment emails. This week it’s back to the bogus  “iTunes” certificate confirmations:

Subject:      Thank you for buying iTunes Gift Certificate!

Emails come from spoofed sending addresses, such as From:

  • “Your iTunes Store” <support@itunes.com>
  • “iTunes Online Store” <internet.shop@itunes.com>
  • “iTunes Store” <customer.service@itunes.com>
  • “iTunes Online Products” <customer.service@itunes.com>
  • “Your iTunes” <gifts.support@itunes.com>
  • “iTunes Products” <customer.service@itunes.com>

When in reality all of these (and many others, see the end of this post) come from already infected personal computers from across the globe.

The email message itself is pretty simple:

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Re: Job Interview – CareerBuilder Virus

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

More and more spammers are tuning into the high unemployment rate with bogus emails that purport to be responding to online resumes.

The latest comes disguised a request for an updated resume, presumably as seen on CareerBuilder.com:

Subject:      Re: Job Interview
From:     <crist.and@novaaldeotahotel.com.br>

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