The State of Spam in April 2023: A 168% Increase in Unwanted Emails

Overview of Spam

In April 2023, we saw a significant increase in the number of spam emails being sent. According to our data, we received a total of 1970 spam emails, which is a 168% increase compared to the previous month. This is a worrying trend, as it suggests that spammers are becoming more aggressive in their tactics.

Top TLDs for Spam in April 2023

We found that the number one TLD for spam emails in April 2023 was “.cloud”, with a total of 823 hits. This was followed by “.com” with 681 hits and “.yachts” with 377 hits. However, it’s worth noting that the number for “.com” is slightly skewed due to an investigation gone wrong, which actually subscribed to a newsletter and lead to 121 emails overall.

Text Formatting and HTML in Spam Emails

Most of the spam emails we received were text formatted, with only 213 including HTML. This suggests that spammers are focusing more on the content of their messages rather than the design. However, it’s still important to be cautious when opening any unsolicited emails, as they could contain malicious links or attachments.

Protecting Yourself from Spam

To protect yourself from spam, it’s important to take a few simple precautions. First, never respond to or click on any links in unsolicited emails. Second, make sure to keep your email address private and only share it with trusted sources. Finally, use a spam filter to automatically identify and delete spam emails before they reach your inbox.


Overall, the increase in spam emails in April 2023 is a cause for concern. By taking simple precautions and being aware of the latest trends in spam, however, you can help to protect yourself from unwanted messages and keep your inbox secure.