Et tu, Gmail?

I have complained in the past that Yahoo’s Spam Guard lets through a lot of spam.  I used to say to my friends “Just send me personal email to my Gmail account because I never get spam there.” Well, sadly, that has now come to an end.  I have been getting quite a few spams…

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On the road again

You all may have noticed that I haven’t written any blog posts for a couple of weeks now.  That’s because I’m currently on vacation overseas in Australia.  My internet access has been very limited during this time and I haven’t been able to find convenient access.  $12 per hour at the hotel does not constitute…

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Are some days of the week spammier than others?

Further to my other post below, I decided to investigate whether or not some days of the week are spammier than others.  To calculate this, I took all the data that I had for volume of spam (N=43) and calculated the total weekly volume and the total weekly volume excluding weekends.  Our volume always goes…

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Want to make a difference? Try fighting spam

Microsoft is going through some revisions in its HR process.  This is a story that has been reported in the press, you can also read a little bit about it on Mini Microsoft.  I went to the internal blog and our head of HR, Lisa Brummel, is soliciting feedback about what it’s like to work…

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Are some days of the week better predictors of spam than others?

I recently decided to investigate whether or not some days of the week are better predictors of spam outbreaks than others.  If we get a big increase on Sunday, for example, does it mean that the rest of the week is going to to see a big increase? To calculate this, I took all of…

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More on spam analyst performance

In my last post, I mentioned that I was reading Dr. Steenbarger’s blog on trader performance.  Dr. Steenbarger has done a lot of research in studying what makes top performers the experts in their fields.  One of the things that separates the experts from the amateurs and average performers is the way that they process…

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Spam analyst performance

I was recently reading Dr. Brett Steenbarger’s blog and started reading some of the historical research he has between peak performers and traders.  If you are a stock trader I would highly recommend you read his blog, it’s one of the best I have come across.  Steenbarger is releasing a book that studies the performance of…

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If spam were a stock, I’d want to buy it

Since the beginning of the year, the amount of mail that we process has doubled.  The ramp up in messages started this summer and has really increased since the middle of July.  I’m sure they are not related but if you were to take a look at the SP-500, the composite index hit bottom in…

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