Security & Privacy

Spam Is Down, But There’s Still Plenty to Go Around

Posted on December 31st, 2010 by

Every once in a while there’s some good news to share in the security arena, and we’re very happy to be able to end the news with a bit of positive information. It seems that spam levels are dropping, with October of this year being 18% lower than September. This was apparently due to the closing of a big spammer called Spamit in late September. Going further, Q4 2010 has seen even better numbers, with early December being about 30% less than September. Average levels of spam are around 83% for the quarter, compared with 88% for Q3 2010.

Of course, this means that 83% of all e-mail is spam, so it’s not yet time to get rid of your spam filters. (Such as Intego Personal Antispam, part of the company’s Internet Security Barrier suite.) But these trends mean that your spam filter will have just a bit less work to do.

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