Spam now two thirds of all e-mail

Tuesday, 25 May 2004, 12:22 AM EST

MessageLabs said it scanned 840 million e-mail messages in April and found that 97 percent of spam is aimed at five countries: the United States, the U.K., Germany, Australia and Hong Kong. The United States has the worst problem, with 83 percent of messages being classified as spam, while in the U.K. that figure stands at 53 percent.

Mark Sunner, chief technology officer at MessageLabs, said that although the United States has the worst overall spam problem, the increasing penetration of broadband in the U.K. could mean similar figures by the end of the year.

By Munir Kotadia at ZDNet.

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