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Spam Now Makes Up 83% Of All Email

A few months ago we read a study that said thirty-seven percent of U.S. e-mail users say they are getting more junk in their personal e-mail accounts. Now, we hear that spam is now 83 percent of all e-mail and that number is on the rise.

What's the scariest part about the survey? The number that 83 percent was derived from — 60 billion to 150 billion messages per day.

So what's an internet addicted person to do?




  • If you really want to cut back on e-mails from companies and organizations that require an e-mail address and then stalk you with daily spam, you can create a disposable email address with 10 Minute Mail.
  • Follow Wired's guide to Hiding Your E-mail From Spam Bots.
  • Create an e-mail address to use for all your online shopping, company marketing, announcements from companies you like. It will keep your work and personal e-mail cleaner and you can log in every couple of days instead of getting daily Bacn (the e-mail you receive that isn’t spam and isn’t personal mail).
Join The Conversation
koolbr33z3 koolbr33z3 9 years
Not suprising. I hate spammers.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
gah. i've changed my main email address recently due to spam. i love those mailboxes in the picture!
ishop2much ishop2much 9 years
Thank you for these great tips.
c0rkie c0rkie 9 years
spam is so annoying
Leopardcc Leopardcc 9 years
I don't get much spam, never have really.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Yea, I get soooo much spam mail! I now have a hotmail account made speciafilly just for spam. liek if i sign up for something or a certain company needs an e-mail address, I just give them that one instead of the one I use for my personal time...like msn facebook popsugar etc.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
That doesn't surprise me at all.
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