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Net Pollution

Just wanted to drop some quick stats that I ran across in an article featured on New Scientist about the shocking volume of spam that is perpetuated on the Net.

  • As much as 91% of all email is now spam. – Postini, November 2006
  • Daily spam volume is up by 120% over last 12 months. – Postini, November 2006
  • In October 2006, image spam accounted for 25% of all spam. – IronPort Systems, October 2006
Daily Spam Messages Sent:
October, 2005 October, 2006
31 Billion 61 Billion
– IronPort Systems
Max Speed

If the Pole Position Marketing team had a muse—and it does—it would be Max Speed. We love Max’s occasionally off-color, usually amusing and always pointed “Maxisms.” (Maybe “Maxims” would be a better word.) Max gives voice to some of the things we think but, bound by professional decorum, aren’t permitted to say. At least, not out loud.

One Response to Net Pollution

  1. Seth Tachick says:

    91% of email is spam. This is all getting out of hand. Do some people enjoy sending out spam? Sick punks I say.