The Akismet blog has posted some statistics involving the amount of spam being blocked. The figures are as follows:
- From 0 to 1,000,000: 70 days
- From 1,000,000 to 100,000,000: 190 days
- 100,000,000 to 1,000,000,000: 257 days
- 1 billion to 2 billion: 108 days
Notice the last stat compared with the previous stat. Indeed, spam is growing. Akismet has put together a detailed chart which highlights the increase in spam from 2006-04 to 2007-07. As you would expect, the graph looks like the side of Mt. Everest. I don’t think we will ever see the graph enter a downward state. How has Akismet worked out for you?