A recent Marshal Report indicated these observations for the Email Database week ending Feb 17, 2008: o 10.1% of email is now image spam - an increasing amount. o 100% increase in the SVI over the past seven months. The SVI is a measure of the volume of spam sent to a representative sample of the honeypot domains that we monitor. Spam volumes have continued to Email Database creep upwards since the New Year. o 61% Health and 27% Product - the two largest categories of Spam being sent o United States.
Russia and China are the top three countries where Spam originate o Corporate organizations outside the US typically have a lower incidence of spam. Costs Email Database of Spam Spam is not only annoying - it costs. Some of the figures can be staggering - estimates in lost productivity are now 12-15 billion dollars in a year. These amounts are so large, that they begin to Email Database become unrelated. Perhaps similar to trying to comprehend the amount of our national debt.
Let's try to narrow the cost estimates to a single mid-sized Email Database company. Keep in mind this relates to email, which almost every employee has and uses hourly. If a portion of each hour is spent reviewing and removing spam, then the cumulative costs Email Database can be more relevant. In an online model that determines spam's costs, a scenario was created. The model had 1,000 employees with an average salary of $35,000 receiving an 80% spam rate (which is currently 91%) on 100 messages daily