According to security firm Symantec, people are being sent fewer spam emails than at any time in the past 12 years. During June they said that fewer than 50% of emails which it scanned were junk – the lowest percentage it had seen in over a decade. Continue reading… “12 year low for spam email”
The situation with spam has been the same for many years now and 2014 was no exception. Useless emails are still abundant, annoying, and wasteful. There was one change that happened in the last quarter, however: China eclipsed the U.S. as the biggest source of spam.
An email blacklist is a collection of IP addresses and domains flagged as “known” sources of spam and landing on that list can greatly affect a brand’s ability to reach consumers, according to a recent report from Return Path.
225 billion emails were sent per day in July 2010.
There was a whole lot less spam sent today than there was a year ago. The graphic above illustrates how there were more than 225 billion spam emails sent per day in July, 2010. It also shows in June, 2011, that number has dropped to approximately 40 billion. That’s an 82.22% decrease in spam over a year.
The scale of the shut down is unprecedented.
The world’s most prolific source of spam emails has been shut down in a series of coordinated raids by Microsoft and US federal authorities. The Rustock botnet, an international network of virus-infected computers, had for years generated billions of emails per day, promoting unlicensed online pharmacies and cut-price impotence pills.