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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Email Users less bothered by spam despite receiving more

American internet users are reporting increasing volumes of spam but say they are less bothered by it according to recent research. 71% of email users use filters offered by their email provider or employer to block spam.

37% of email users said spam had increased in their personal email accounts, up from 28% of email users who said the same thing two years ago and 24% three years ago.

The researchers suggested several reasons why fewer people say that spam is a big problem for them. First, the volume of the most offensive kinds of spam has decreased and second people are becoming more knowledgeable about how to handle spam.

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