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Spam now more than 50% of emails

Spam now more than 50% of emails

Spam now more than 50% of emails

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Monday December 15, 2003If email is the internet's killer-app, then the growing prevalence of spam (unsolicited bulk email) is throttling the internet's most compelling benefit. Increasingly, spam is choking mailboxes and costing millions of person-hours a year as people need to sort through the mire to extract mission-critical business communication. According to measurements from Brightmail's Probe Network, spam has hit the 56 percent mark (i.e. 56% of all e-mail was classified as spam).

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Mike Hanlon After Editing or Managing over 50 print publications primarily in the role of a Magazine Doctor, Mike embraced the internet full-time in 1995 and became a "start-up all-rounder" – quite a few start-ups later, he founded Gizmag in 2002. Now he can write again.   All articles by Mike Hanlon
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