Spam Growth Rate Slowing

Posted on January 12, 2005

There is some finally some good news in the fight against spam. An InfoWorld story cites numbers from MessageLabs and Symantec that show the growth rate of spam emails have slowed. MessageLabs and Symantec try and measure the percentage of email messsages that are spam messages. Symantec shows about 67% and MessageLabs shows about 72%.

Those are high percentages, but the good news is that the numbers have stayed in the 60-70% range for a few months. Unfortunately InfoWorld also found some bad news -- the percentage of spam emails is rising for corporate email networks.