engine - 6:50 pm on Dec 7, 2011 (gmt 0)
Report: Email Spam Down to 2008 Levels [news.cnet.com]
Think you're seeing less junk mail in your inbox these days? If so, it's not just your imagination.
The rate of spam across the world has hit close to a three-year low and now encompasses just 70 percent of all e-mails, according to Symantec's November Intelligence Report (PDF).
That number is a healthy drop from 2009 when spam accounted for 90 percent of all global e-mails. And it's close to the 68 percent level seen in late 2008 after the spam hosting ISP McColo was shut down.