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Readers may be interested in this report from the BBC's technology pages.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/5219554.stm

It seems that two US companies, Return Path and IronPort, are now estimating that only 5% of all messages are legitimate. 80% comes from what are described as 'compromised hosts' with Return Path claiming that 99% of the computers it monitors being taken over by trojans and viruses.

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Andrew

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Readers may be interested in this report from the BBC's technology pages.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/5219554.stm

It seems that two US companies, Return Path and IronPort, are now estimating that only 5% of all messages are legitimate. 80% comes from what are described as 'compromised hosts' with Return Path claiming that 99% of the computers it monitors being taken over by trojans and viruses. ...

Thanks Andrew - possibly worth checking IronPort's release on spam trends too (though well-salted with copious trumpeting): http://www.ironport.com/company/ironport_pr_2006-06-28.html
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