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2007 4th Qtr Email = 96 % Spam

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 10:21 AM

In open traffic (unfilterd),global email traffic reached an outrageous high point of 96%. The quarterly average of 80% junk mail,viruses and other unwanted email peaked in October 2007.

Since everyone reports spam levels a little differently, wed like to take this opportunity to explain how we measure global spam levels here at Commtouch. We monitor unfiltered data streams of Internet email traffic, not including internal corporate traffic. This open traffic is analyzed to find the ratio of spam to legitimate email messages. This is the reported global spam level in our quarterly reports. This percentage represents how much of email sent in the world is junk spam email. End users likely experience lower levels of spam in their inboxes, since they may have several layers of spam filtering at the ISP and local level.

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Pdf link..Q4 2007 Email Threats Trend Report

2007 Highlights
�� Spam levels reached 96%
�� Blended threats combined email,
malware and malicious websites
�� New types of attachment spam
Q4 2007 Highlights
�� MP3 spam outbreak accounted for
7-10% of global spam at peak
�� Holiday-related spam and malware
outbreaks: Halloween, Thanksgiving,
Christmas, New Years
�� Storm P2P botnet remains an
imminent threat
�� 70% of spam features sexual

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