95% of ALL email sent in 2007 was spam, or so says the spam-experts.
There was a time–2004 to be precise–when spam “only” consumed 70 percent of all e-mail. Those were the good old days. Today, as Barracuda Networks’ annual spam report shows, upwards of 95 percent of all e-mail is spam. In 2001, the number was 5 percent.
Here’s the killer stat though. Bold is mine.
It has come to the point that, as a separate Barracuda survey of 261 business professionals shows, we increasingly prefer telemarketing to e-mail spam.
You know? I tend to agree. Email spam is manageable if you use the right stuff to catch it. Although, there’s nothing more annoying than getting a phone call during dinner from a predatory lender.
What’s your take? Spam or telemarketing?