Is Spam Growth Stabilizing?
from the reaching-saturation dept
While the various spam watchers don't agree on how much spam is out there, there is some evidence that the amount of spam may be stabilizing. Of course, that could probably be explained by pointing out that the vast majority of email is clearly spam, and there's only so much higher you can go in terms of percentages. Basically, it sounds much more like spam may have reached a saturation point, rather than any evidence that spammers are giving a second thought to their chosen profession. One interesting trend is that spammers appear to be targeting corporate email accounts more than personal email accounts these days, on the theory that personal ISPs actually have done a decent job with filters -- but corporate IT departments are still a bit behind.