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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Spam Doubles, Finding New Ways to Deliver Itself

It's a fact: you'll get more spam today than you did a few months ago. Okay, that's not actually news to you... but this article will help you explain the problem to non-technical users. If your company's executives blame you because your anti-spam solution is not dead-perfect, just have them read this piece. It's written in language they should understand.

Hearing from a lot of new friends lately? You know, the ones that write “It’s me, Esmeralda,” and tip you off to an obscure stock that is “poised to explode” or a great deal on prescription drugs.

You’re not the only one. Spam is back — in e-mail in-boxes and on everyone’s minds. In the last six months, the problem has gotten measurably worse. Worldwide spam volumes have doubled from last year, according to Ironport, a spam filtering firm, and unsolicited junk mail now accounts for more than 9 of every 10 e-mail messages sent over the Internet.

Read more (Via Watchguard Wire)


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