SPAMfighter Reveals 30% Computer Users Would Sacrifice Morning Coffee to be Spam-Free
Users willing to give up most coveted vices to alleviate mounting spam frustrations
September 15, 2009 - Boca Raton, FL - SPAMfighter, the company backed by the world's largest spam fighting community, today announces the findings of its first quarterly SPAMFighter Community Watch Behavioral Survey*, which aims to assess the current attitudes and behaviors towards spam. According to SPAMfighter, desperate times are calling for desperate measures with respondents willing to do just about anything to be rid of spam, even give up their morning coffee.
Almost a third of survey respondents admitted they would willingly give up their morning coffee in order to be free of spam, while over 40% would sacrifice their afternoon office snack. An additional 18% said they would even give up coveted vices such as happy hour drinks to relieve their inboxes of spam.
Drilling deeper into current attitudes, SPAMfighter found 55% noted significant frustration caused by spam, while half admitted spam caused physical anger, citing time wasting and the unrelenting nature of spam as the biggest causes. Over 25% said spam wasted up to 5-10 minutes of their day, with another 12% confirming it took over 10 minutes of each day - that's 2.5 days per year wasted due to spam.
"Spam has been, is and will continue to be a thorn in the side of many computer users. The key is finding cost-effective tools that keep time-wasting, incessant spam out of inboxes, while ensuring the right emails to get through," says Martin Thorborg, SPAMfighter co-founder. "SPAMfighter's highly-rated community-based approach to fighting spam, backed by a proven rules-based filter, checks these boxes to help alleviate the frustration and anger that so many feel towards spam."
*The SPAMfighter Community Watch Quarterly Survey involved a survey of over 1,000 participants.
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