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SPAM Suffocates E-Mail
By: MarkJ - 01 March, 2005 (12:52 PM)

Astonishingly the email monitoring firm Email Systems has found that legitimate messages accounted for just under 2% of all traffic during 6th February. SPAM covered 97.6%, while viruses held the last 0.61%:

It is the first time the spam monthly average has topped 90 per cent. Medical and pharmaceutical-related spam remains the most prevalent type of unsolicited mail, with almost one in two of all spam mails related to this type.

A separate report from anti-virus experts Sophos, has found that 3.54 per cent, or one in 28 emails, circulating during the month of February were viral. Sophos analysed and protected against 1,295 new viruses during last month.

Zafi-D, which first appeared at the end of 2004, maintained its position at the top of the virus chart for a third consecutive month.


This truly is a disgusting state for E-Mail to be in, it's almost unbelievable that so much junk is still getting through and that so little has been done to prevent it.

Those few surfers that have yet to experience SPAM at its worst should count themselves very lucky indeed. More @ Web-User.


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