Spam On The Decline… Or Not?
from the maybe-possibly dept
Despite plenty of reports coming out this week that the spam problem is getting worse, AOL made a surprise announcement today saying that they’ve seen a “dramatic” decline in spam targeted at their network in the past month – down 27%. They’ve also seen a noticeable decline in spam complaints, which they attribute to better filtering technology. Of course, it sounds like Comcast isn’t so lucky with spam. Broadband Reports says that, despite a recent effort to cut off zombie machines sending spam, more Comcast machines than ever are spewing spam out into the world – just apparently not in the direction of AOL. Of course, as all of this goes on, people are beginning to realize that there are way too many ineffective anti-spam companies out there, and it’s time for a bit of consolidation in the space. If it meant the filters actually worked a bit better, I’m all for it. I’m still finding that free filtering technologies seem to work just as well, if not better, than all the pay anti-spam services.