People starting to accept spam

Posted on Saturday, May 26 2007 @ 04:06:32 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
A new survey found that while spam continues to increase, fewer Americans are complaining about it and are accepting them as a fact of life. Chron reports:
Thirty-seven percent of U.S. e-mail users say they are getting more junk in their personal e-mail accounts, and 29 percent see an increase in their work accounts. About half say they have not noticed a change, the Pew Internet and American Life Project said in its study, released Wednesday.

Meanwhile, 28 percent of Internet users now say that spam is not a problem at all, up from 16 percent in June 2003.

"It's maybe starting to become part of life online," said Susannah Fox, associate director with Pew. "Once something's part of life online, people feel that they should just stop complaining about it and move on, even though people are still annoyed by it."