Top Spam Subject Lines

By Deane Barker on January 2, 2004

AOL reveals top 10 spam subject lines of 2003: Here’s a shocker.

Viagra. Lowest mortgage rates. Hot XXX action. As seen on Oprah. […] Those four phrases and six more topped the list of the most commonly-used subject lines for junk, or “spam” e-mail in 2003, Internet service provider AOL said Wednesday.

And consider this:

During calendar 2003, AOL blocked nearly 500 billion spam messages from reaching user inboxes, an average of 40 fewer such messages per day per subscriber account. The company said it regularly blocks 75 percent to 80 percent of incoming mail as spam.

4 out of every 5 emails bound for AOL are spam. Crazy.