Business users in Egham were sent an average of 189 spam emails per day. Egham’s closest rival was Alton in Hampshire, where users received an average of 197 spam emails per day. Another Hampshire town, Petersfield, was third on the list with 116.
Completing the top ten was Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands; Sutton, Greater London; Macclesfield, Cheshire; Dundee, Scotland; Bradford, West Yorkshire; Colchester, Essex and St Peter’s Port, Guernsey.
Perhaps surprisingly, none of the UK biggest cities featured prominently on the list. London ranked 28th, with Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool in the lower reaches of the top 100. Newcastle was 166th and Bristol 167th.
Matt Sergeant, senior anti-spam technologist at MessageLabs said: “It’s a given that larger cities such as London, Birmingham and Manchester will receive a high total number of spam emails. However, by breaking statistics down to an average number per business user, the results are much more interesting. We can start to identify problem areas and analyse why businesses in different areas and industries are receiving more malicious emails than others.”