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First Letter of Your Email Address May Be a Factor in Your Spam Volume

Everyone knows that some people get more spam than others, but new research shows that it may have something to do with the first letter of your email address.

Richard Clayton, a security researcher at the University of Cambridge in the U.K., says he found evidence that the more common the first letter in your email address is, the more spam you get: in other words, [email protected] typically gets a higher volume of spam than [email protected], or [email protected] He says that's simply because there are more combinations of names that begin with "A" than with "Q" or "Z."

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