Are You Receiving Less SPAM?

Is the torrent of spam emails in your inbox finally going down? Maybe a little bit, based on some recent studies reported by the New Scientist magazine.

E-mail filtering firm MX Logic reported that spam accounted for 68% of emails passing through its network in 2005.

Ummm… that was the good news, actually.

Why good news? Because that’s down from 77% in 2004.

Not only are fewer spam messages being sent across the internet, it appears that spam filters are working better than ever. An FTC test showed that “two free web-based ISPs’ anti-spam filters effectively blocked almost all spam sent to e-mail addresses that FTC staff had posted on the Internet.”

In other words, if you’re not using a spam filter of some kind, what are you waiting for?

Author: Dave Nielsen

I started using computers in 1978 on the Apple II and was first online (using my “high-speed” 1200 baud modem) in 1989. I’ve managed web sites for several Fortune 500 companies and for internet start-ups. Working for one of those start-ups is what brought me into the world of credit. I was part of the the executive team that ran QSpace, the first company to offer credit reports over the internet.

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