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Report: Email Spam Down to 2008 Levels

     

engine

6:50 pm on Dec 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

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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.

tangor

4:44 am on Dec 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Dang it.. that just means my embedded scam/spam filter will have less to do. :)

norton j radstock

5:17 am on Dec 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I wonder if that is simply because people use facebook, twitter and webchat to communicate more?

piatkow

6:28 pm on Dec 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I wonder if that is simply because people use facebook, twitter and webchat to communicate more?

By depressing the volume of legitimate email that would increase the proportion that was spam.

engine

4:27 pm on Dec 12, 2011 (gmt 0)

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According to my own stats, unsolicited business e-mail is up, and junk spam seems about the same to me. My stats are based upon a relatively small sample, compared to these global surveys.
 

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