There's Spam, Then There's Just Crap

from the don't-you-have-work-to-do dept

As expected, Bill Gates’ prediction about the death of spam isn’t going to come true. Spam still represents a big problem, with one recent survey saying spam still accounts for 16% of business email — and that’s after it’s run through filters. What’s a little more striking, though, is that just 15 percent of email is considered “critical”, though 38 percent was deemed “important, but not critical”. This isn’t surprising, given previous stories along similar lines, but just shows that while spam dominates the headlines, it’s not the only problem with email these days. Being inundated by useless messages can reduce the overall usefulness of email as well — so we’re waiting for a pointless-message filter to install alongside the spam-catcher.

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