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Virgin Releases Anti-SPAM/Virus Stats

Posted: 17th Aug, 2004 By: MarkJ
UK ISP Virgin.net has begun issuing monthly reports highlighting the number of SPAM e-mails and viruses stopped by its new email protection service. The provider managed to stop 1.453m spam mails and 15,526 viruses every day during July 2004:

While the top 5 spam topics include: products (25%), email offering or advertising general goods and services, financial (18%), containing references or offers related to money, the stock market or other financial "opportunities', adult (15%), containing products or services intended for persons above the age of 18, often offensive or inappropriate, scams (9%), email recognized as fraudulent, intentionally misguiding, or known to result in fraudulent activity on the part of the sender, and health with 8%, offering or advertising health-related products and services via email.

According to Virgin.net, the new service is available to all its customers and comes as standard with all three of its Internet access options: Pay As You Go, 24seven and Broadband.


Typically the stats act as promotional material for the ISP, although they also serve to showcase just how rampant junk e-mail is. More @ netimperative.com .
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