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Spams To Outnumber Genuine Emails In 2007

The year 2007 will likely to be remembered as a year when junk e-mails outnumbered regular personal e-mails, as per a latest report from IDC.

IDC reckons that this year, the bulk of business e-mails transmitted globally per annum will approximate 5 exabytes (define), almost double the quantity in the last couple of years (2005-2006).

According to IDC's estimates, about 97 billion e-mails will be conveyed each day globally throughout the year, out of which more than 40 billion will be spam. Countries like China, Israel, and Eastern Europe yield high volumes of spam, which is incompatible to their populations. Moreover, innumerable spam emails arrive from North America, as stated by Mark Levitt, IDC's V.P. for Collaborative Computing and Enterprise Workplace research.

"The progressive growth in spam emails' volume is particularly due to the image-supported spam's capability to successfully evade spam filters and fake the e-mailer's identity to obtain greater reply rates," alleges Mark Levitt, IDC's VP of Collaborative Computing and Enterprise Workplace research in a report released by idm.net.au on April 13, 2007.

It's with curiosity and some agitation for those concerned with conformity and responsibility, IDC has noted that the email threat is damaging users' faith in the channel of communication, thereby promoting alternative means of real-time communications like instant messaging and Voice Over IP.

" Free and affordable VoIP together with instant messaging, will cause delayed e-mail development, particularly among adolescents and youths," Levitt stated.

Panda Software in another news informed that e-mails examined by TrustLayer Mail's server for screening e-mails, in March 2007 found 87.5 percent to be spam.

"The normal user is unwittingly drawn into the matter and there's no separate authority that can remedy it," stated Adam O'Donnell, senior research scientist at Cloudmark that prepares anti-spam software, in an announcement issued on April 13, 2007, by idm.net.au.

Now spam is an industry, and spammers keep generating them since users are suckers for frauds such as penny stocks or opening links to set up keyloggers. "Once market for these merchandises fades away, and spammers stop earning profit, then they will automatically leave," stated O'Donnell.

Related article: Spamhaus’ List Of 10 Worst International Spammers

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