How Much Spam Do You Get Per Day?

Normally, I empty my spam folder every time I go to check my email. There are always more spam than legit emails and most of the time, I never bother to check the spam folder – I just empty it without looking. However, last night I was wondering how many spams I actually receive per day, so instead of emptying the spam folder, I decided to let it build it up for 24 hours.

The 24 hours are up and I now have the answer on how much spam I receive in one full day.


While the number of spams are high, it’s not as shocking as it used to be. This is because my web host, BlueFur, placed a spam killer right on the server. The spam that GMail kill were the spam that got through the server’s spam filter. If the filter wasn’t there, the spam count would be over 4,000 per day. How much spam do you get per day?

44 thoughts on “How Much Spam Do You Get Per Day?”

  1. Before I sold my business last year I was getting about 1,000 spam emails per day–though virtually all of it was caught through the filter and required no action on my part.

    But having a “real” email address on my site where customers and prospects could actually email me was more than worth it–it made me hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    1. ViralKing says:

      I too get around 1000 a day in my spam folder

      1. You get a 1000 spam emails/ day? 😯 Geez, it seems like I’m a lucky guy. 🙂 I get “only” 100-150 spam emails per day.

  2. It sucks when you have high amounts of spam, because if a legit email gets filtered it’s unlikely that you’ll read it.

    I currently get around 700 spam messages a day.


  3. I’m guessing I get around 200-250 per day, but I’ve never really counted.

  4. Mayank Rocks says:

    My Spam box is filled with 700+ emails.. Wow 😯

  5. SiteHoppers says:

    Lol… that last spam mail you got was in Korean. It says something about “Japanese Whores’ Asses…” Well…that’s what it says…funny how you can get Korean spam in your folder…

    Btw, yeah, my spam is filled crazy, I get like 6,000 Spam per day on average.

  6. Google blog says:

    I hate these spammers, cialis this viagra that, penis cream. Most spam still comes from the US, but China and Russia are also very bad.

  7. Pyjammez says:

    3 per day to my gmail. Hotmail gets about 10 per day. Geez, I feel lucky! I’ve had my gmail address since the beginning of gmail too. I guess mine isn’t on all the spammer email lists because I don’t post it online. 🙂

  8. Zero and Up says:

    I get about 100-300 spam messages a day. I’m glad they all get dropped in the spam box so that I don’t have to deal with them!

  9. I don’t get all too many spam emails, probably about 20 or so per day. Now spam comments to my blog is out of control. Luckily they’re mostly all caught, but they’re really irritating.

  10. Todd says:

    I get about 150 a day, but i use gmail for business, which filters it all out, so my outlook gets 0 now.

  11. 02millions says:

    I get about 35 a day I use yahoo, but I also have aol account, I noticed with the aol account I get much less being I spam block everything. My business email gets the least I guess they just have a much better spam filter.

  12. Joseph says:

    You’re lucky that’s all you get. You should see mine.

  13. Adcurious says:

    Sorry for the off topic but I have a question maybe someone can answer:
    About Johns 125×125 sidebar ads, is anybody buying these? A lot of them look like affiliate links (correct me if I’m wrong). Right now I see about three (of the 8 total) that have a thousandollarprofits link. Are those purchased or do they show when no ads are sold? Thanks in advance for anybody who answers as I’m curious how his ad system works.

    1. EarnBlogger says:

      They are purchased ads. All of them have different affiliate IDs.

  14. Mike Huang says:

    I get about 30-40 spam e-mails through my hosted e-mail account and I even get spam comments too 🙁


  15. James Wilcox says:

    Funny you should bring this up. I just wrote an article on how checking your spam folders can actually create post ideas…and maybe investment ideas as one of my blogs discusses investing in the stock market.

  16. Syed Balkhi says:

    I get way more than that … i delete it every time i check the mail which is very often … otherwise I will be dealing with 3 – 5 thousand a day.

  17. Jamie Harrop says:

    I used to get several hundred each day, but now I get none. Like BlueFur, we installed spam protection direct on the server. A few days for the software to learn what was and wasn’t spam, and hey presto we have no spam in our inboxes. 😀

  18. andymurd says:

    When I first signed up for gmail I kept a record of how many spam emails I got for a whole year. I averaged about 25 a day – a lot less than it felt like and I made a pretty graph of the results:
    Unfortunately, the graph got skewed because a Ukrainian spammer decided to use an address at my domain as the sender of his dirty pimpings.
    Gmail is definitely very good at catching spam, I’ve not looked back since I switched.

  19. Hannah says:

    There are 916 spam e-mails in my folder right now, which deletes old spam after 30 days.That works out to about 30 spam messages per day.

  20. EarnBlogger says:

    I am getting 100-150/day. Due to spam mails I have already abandoned one of my email ids! Spam sucks. 👿

  21. Al says:

    I’ve been pretty fortunate so far to be honest, receiving somewhere between 10 and 40 per day across a few different mail products. I know I’d be in an unhappy place if many of my email addresses weren’t protected by some sort of spam filtering though.

  22. Simon Lau says:

    I think I’m in the 100-200 ballpark for my personal ISP email, with my business one, it use to be a thousand + until we implemented spam filters on the server as well

  23. HypnoGirl says:

    My inbox is getting shockingly cluttered with all this pathetic spam but when I tried using my host’s spam killer, it also killed off the good stuff.

    I think my inbox is doomed.

  24. Thats a huge number of spam you got there John (but as well you got your email exposed everywhere). I don’t receive even 10% of what you do daily LoL

  25. alexis says:

    i get ~100, max. 200
    but if in spam arrive a email you need and accidentally click on delete all spam… ??

  26. Jeff F. says:

    I get ALOT of spam. Mainly for erectile dysfunction pills over the internet….some of them are kinda funny though.

  27. Luke says:

    I get spam from an auto blog I had setup awhile ago (WordPress e-mails telling me to moderate comments). I sold the site, but the new owner never changed the e-mail.

    Spam (9897)

    Yeah… :p

  28. I get about 50 emails per day. 49 are spam. 3 of them have money waiting for me in Africa.

  29. Jarvis says:

    In my Gmail account, I usually have a steady 2,500 in my spam folder. 😕

  30. BigPappa says:

    I am in the same boat. I don’t know how much my spam/virus filter catches before I see them but I get about 400 junk and about 200 legit emails per day.

  31. Wade Shuler says:

    Usually I have about 25 a few hours after emptying the spam folder. I would say about 200-500 per week.

  32. Tony says:

    In almost 4 years I got only 3 spam emails to my primary gmail account, which I use daily. You guys should stop subscribing to “special offers” :mrgreen:

    1. Until fairly recently not having a published email address on a site that sells products hurt sales. Most of us who get lots of email have at least one email address that is “public” and those are sometimes/often the victim of spam spiders.

      Good filters worked for me.

  33. Probably not more than 100 with all my e-mail address combined. Well, excluding the one that is used for pure spam. 😛

  34. gabriel says:

    Hi John,
    Thanks for the great posts demonstrating your online profit generating technics. I’m a newcomer here and I’m wondering what you mean exactly by “Private Ad Sales” and “Affiliate Commissions”. Could you please explain a bit? Or point me to somewhere?

    Appreciate your help!

  35. Caren says:

    It depends on which email address it is.
    Addy 1: 40 a day
    Addy 2: 3 a day
    Addy 3: 500 a day
    Addy 4: 200 a day
    Addy 5: 1900 a day. I think I have about 80,000 in my current spam folder. Thank goodness for expiration deletion.

  36. Cash Get says:

    I get around 2-3k for every 30 days period. 😐

  37. pranver says:

    i haywe 20 or 30 spame in day 👿

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