AOL Falls In Love With The Wrong Spam Stats -- Says Spam Decreased
from the no,-just-the-complaints... dept
AOL is claiming that their new spam filter has greatly reduced spam, creating nice looking headlines about less spam. Of course, you could question their findings. The details show that what was reduced was spam complaints. This might be a proxy for the amount of spam that got through to inboxes, or it might just show that AOL subscribers have wised up and realized that reporting spam to AOL doesn't seem to do a bit of good -- and they've just given up on it.