Porn spam set to flood inboxes

Half of all emails will be unsolicited offers and pornography, finds spam filtering firm

More than half of all emails sent to individuals and businesses by September 2003 will be spam, and a fifth of these unsolicited mails in the UK will be pornographic, an industry vendor claimed yesterday.

According to monitoring by spam filtering firm Brightmail, during the past five years spam attacks have rocketed from a few hundred a month to nearly 7.5 million in May 2003.

The company said that, in April 2001, seven per cent of the email it checked was spam. As of June 2003, it found that over 48 per cent of all email traffic on the internet is unsolicited.

News source: vnunet.com

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