Four percent of e-mail is useful

Posted on Monday, July 31 2006 @ 22:12 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Mail monitoring firms claim more than 95% of e-mail is junk, be it spam, error messages or viruses.
Analysis of the contents of millions of e-mails has revealed that less than 4% is legitimate traffic.

Further work has shown that most of this junk mail is originating on hijacked home computers.

E-mail security firm Return Path said 99% of the computers it monitors that send mail have been taken over by spammers or virus writers.
Read on at BBC.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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