I just checked to see how much spam I've been catching with SpamAssassin lately. It'd been a while since I last did this (October 26th according to the message headers).
Well, the mbox file was 649MB in size and contained 56,652 messages.
Christ on toast! That's an annual personal spam volume of over 1GB/year. It's a good thing the government passed that law, otherwise I'd... wait. That law didn't do a damned bit of good, did it?
gzip -9 took it down to 236MB, proving once again that spam doesn't compress very well.
Update: As Craig suggested in the comments, I tried rzip. It got the file down to 70MB. Nice!
Posted by jzawodn at March 21, 2004 12:37 PM