2003 Spam Report

By Deane Barker on December 21, 2003

Brightmail Reports on Spam Trends of 2003: NewsFlash: spam is still a big problem. More interestingly (but still obvious), penis enlargement was the most popular category this last year.

In 2003, Brightmail saw spam surpass legitimate email — growing to more than 56% of all Internet email, up from just 40% a year ago. This growth can be attributed to a greater number of spammers, availability of easy-to-use spamming tools and a reduction in the response rates of email users around the globe.

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