Despite filters, tidal wave of spam bears down on emailers

Posted in: Spam at 27/11/2007 04:46

Why, in 2007, is spam worse than ever? Let exasperated consumers count the ways: PDF spam. MP3 spam. Pump-and-dump spam. E-card spam.

It may sound like a broken record, but spam continues to do just that -- break records. This year marks the first time the total number of spam e-mail messages sent worldwide, 10.8 trillion, will surpass the number of person-to-person e-mails sent, 10.5 trillion, according to market researcher IDC.

"Every year for the past four years has been the worst year yet," says Rebecca Steinberg Herson, vice president of marketing at e-mail security firm Commtouch.

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