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Press Release - During Christmas more than 50 % of all emails received in Scandinavia were spam

During Christmas more than 50 % of all mails received in Scandinavia were spam

On a normal day, the number of spam mails received by people in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland is no more than 33 %.
But during Christmas 2003 the number of spam mails, has exploded to more than 50 %. Especially the old and well known US spam mails for Viagra and Cheap Loans are high in numbers this Christmas. But new versions of the so called "Nigeria Scams" where the sender try to lure people into transfer money to them, are also on the rise.

"More than 300.000 Scandinavians use a spam filter from the Danish company SPAMfighter and that is how we have the numbers. Every time a spam mail hits one of our users, they report it to the SPAMfighter server and thereby removes it from the rest of the users. That gives us very precise numbers of how much spam is send to Scandinavian Internets users and those numbers are higher than ever before." Says Martin Thorborg, cofounder of SPAMfighter.

SPAMfighter is a Danish company owned by the founders of Jubii (Now Lycos Europe), Denmark's largest Internet Portal.
Every day SPAMfighter removes 1.3 million spam mails from 2.5 million screened e-mails, received by 320.000 users from 130 countries.

ยป SPAMfighter - 29-12-2003

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