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Good News: A Sustained Drop In Spam Levels 75

Posted by timothy
from the vienna-sausages-are-also-pretty-good dept.
Orome1 writes "Industry and government efforts have dealt a significant blow to spam, according to a Commtouch report that is compiled based on an analysis of more than 10 billion transactions handled on a daily basis. The sustained decrease in spam over the last year can be attributed to many factors, including: Botnet takedowns, increased prosecution of spammers and the source industries such as fake pharmaceuticals and replicas. However, spam is still four times the level of legitimate email and cybercriminals are increasing their revenues from other avenues, such as banking fraud malware."
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Good News: A Sustained Drop In Spam Levels

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  • by jellomizer (103300) on Thursday April 05, 2012 @03:25PM (#39589565)
    Even though there is less spam, I have found that most email clients Such as Gmail have gotten very good at filtering out Spam. We forget how much we suffered back in the early 2000's where once we get too much spam our only choice was to change your email address to a name that is more cryptic then a password and only give it to people who you want. And wait until someone gets a virus and starts spamming you again. The email address I have been using for a long time now is an easy email to give however Gmail captures almost all the spam.

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