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11/5/2018
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'Trump' Tops Election-Spam Subject Lines

Fake email messages - aka spam - contain the president's name in 2,811% of median message sampling.

When it comes to spam election email, President Trump is winning by a landslide: His last name appears in the most phony email messages using the midterm elections as a lure.

Proofpoint, which has been searching and studying spam subject lines for political names and topics since Sept. 27, found that the term "Trump" was, by far, the most used name in spam subject lines. When searching for political party-related terms, "Trump" was nearly five times more prevelant than the second-most used term, "Democrat," and 10% more often than all search terms combined.

While Trump trumped all terms, "Cruz" and "Pelosi" were the most-used subject line terms for congressional names in spam. 

Read the full report here

 

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11/6/2018 | 9:21:18 AM
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What were the parameters for the median sample size? Would like to know how the 2K metric is being derived and what typically is to be expected.
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