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Er, WTF? Aug. 3rd, 2004 10:24 am
For the month of July, MessageLabs scanned more than 55 million business emails each day
Of that total, 94.5% was intercepted as spam


(Oh, and it may well be coming from your PC)

From: valkyriekaren
Date: August 3rd, 2004 - 09:52 am (Link)
I've been being very good and checking for spyware and viruses at least once a week. Not been bitten lately.
From: djm4
Date: August 3rd, 2004 - 10:16 am (Link)
94% sounds about right for our experience here at Sibelius. Unfortunately, a lot of marketing/tech support/customer services e-mails that a small computer business like ours gets look remarkably like some forms of spam, and of course we can't very well whitelist because they could potentially come from pretty much any address.

I hold my hands up in admiration for our staff, though. They are very savvy about e-mail scams and viruses, and know to check with me if there's something they're not sure about.
From: reddragdiva
Date: August 3rd, 2004 - 11:19 am (Link)
95%, holy fuck!

Yes, I find this problem. Particularly as I'm in j*b-h*nt*ng mode at present. Pimps seem to make a habit of writing spam-like emails - blank subject, ALL CAPS SUBJECT, stupid name ...