[LINK] Oh yum, there's more spam
Wed, 1 Nov 2000 13:36:15 +1100
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Source: Edupage, 30 October 2000
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OH YUM, THERE'S MORE SPAM
E-mail filtering company Brightmail has released a study showing
that the volume of spam sent over ISPs' networks has increased
five-fold during the last year. Brightmail did not say how much
of this spam is able to bypass filters and gets to users'
inboxes, but the majority appears to be getting through,
executives say. Unsolicited advertising pitches accounted for 41
percent of spam recorded by Brightmail during the final week of
September. Advertisements for health, adult services, and
financial advice were also predominant during this period. David
Ferris, research director at Ferris Research, says that spam is
on the rise in part because advertisers are becoming increasingly
enamored with the low costs associated with e-mail advertising.
Spammers are also becoming more sophisticated at getting past
filters, says Brightmail COO Matt Steele. The spread of DSL
lines is also raising spam volumes, says Brightmail's Ken
Schneider. (Wired News, 27 October 2000)
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