UK Experiences 111m Spam Outbreaks Daily
Although a forecast from Bill Gates goes that by 2006 there'd be no spam operation, still about 111m unwanted e-mails that can cause considerable harm along with similar text messages are reportedly overwhelming British consumers daily. In other words a whopping 3.4bn spam mails hit the consumers every month. PRWeb published this on May 18, 2011.
USwitch.com, which recently conducted a survey, says it found Internet-users as recipients of a whopping 107m unsolicited e-mails daily, accounting for a 30% increase from 2007. Besides, Brits are getting contaminated owing to 4m undesirable text messages daily, accounting for a massive 300% rise within merely 4-years.
Understandably, 83% of households using the Internet are recipients of spam, while around 26% get harassed with a minimum of 10 junk e-mails daily. 18% of Internet-users assert that they've been troubled with things like viruses whenever they're hit with any spam.
However, the above problem could be attributed to the manner of handling unsolicited e-mails, the report states. Thus, whereas 83% of junk e-mail recipients are likely to erase unknown e-mails directly, immediately on arrival, 7% indeed view such e-mails prior to erasing them, while an indefinite 1% even dispatches a reply. The last two acts, however, indicates to the sender of spam that the e-mail ids he sent his messages to are really active and that there's insufficient/un-workable anti-spam filters to block the same.
Discussing the extent to which countries are affected with spam, first on the rankings is USA having 2,334 known spam problems. Thereafter on No.2 is China having 905 incidences of spam problems. U.K on No.4 is among the worst spam-haven nations globally, while Italy, Germany and France have been able to control spam. UK, which had 184 known spam problems during 2007, now witnesses a twofold increase to 383.
Significantly, according to USwitch.com, to halt spam outbreaks, if an end-user views an 'unsubscribe' web-link within a junk e-mail, he should simply ignore it. And if he reverts with a message in response to the spam mail, he'd merely validate that the e-mail id of his is active letting the spammer to actually exploit it.
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