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Junk (SPAM) E-Mail Hits 96.63% During March 2008

Posted: 08th Apr, 2008 By: MarkJ
Security group SoftScan reports that junk e-mail (SPAM) continued to account for a staggering 96.63% of all messages during March 2008. The figure shows barely any change over December 2007, which touched slightly higher on 97.02%.

Sadly it's extremely difficult to know precisely how much mail is junk due to the significant differences between reports. For example, MessageLabs recently reported junk e-mail as accounting for 73.8% of all mail, which is a far cry from 96.63%.

Virus levels remained typically low during the month, accounting for just 0.07% of all email scanned, which compares with 0.11% during December 2007. Ironically MessageLabs reported a higher figure of 0.59% for March.
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