The headlines are in: Spam is everywhere
Report: Spam now 90 percent of all e-mail
CNET News, 26 May 2009,
Spam Back to 94% of All E-Mail
New York Times, 31 March 2009,
Spam filters block legitimate email, finds test
"Many anti-spam products still block an inconvenient amount of legitimate email,
a new test of leading products has suggested."
Techworld, 20 March 2009,
Everyone has had it happen. You send off an email carrying important information for a customer, or an urgent response to your boss, and you wait for the answer. But, you never hear back; your email has been lost.
Emails are lost for numerous reasons. But the primary reason is the effect that the tidal wave of spam has had on email systems. Spam filters are designed to prevent spam, but all too often they can interfere with the delivery of your legitimate emails.
As summarized by Leo Notenboom on his tech blog:
"Ultimately spam can be blamed for most undelivered email.
Either directly: email itself is mistakenly considered to be spam, or indirectly as the processes and procedures that are put into place to prevent spam simply put up too high a barrier for some email to be delivered."
Ask Leo, 17 April 2007, http://ask-leo.com/why_does_email_get_lost.html
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