Canadian Consulting Engineer

Caught in E-mail Garbage

Are you tired of being bombarded by E-mail spam? No wonder. The IT specialists at Canadian Consulting Engineer's pa...

December 4, 2006   Canadian Consulting Engineer

Are you tired of being bombarded by E-mail spam? No wonder. The IT specialists at Canadian Consulting Engineer’s parent company, Business Information Group, have been counting the number of trash e-mails received and firewalled over the past year. The results show the extent of the scourge:
E-mail stopped at the gateway due to bogus addressing – 41,710,518 — Yes, that’s 41 MILLION!
E-mail dropped due to virus issues: 42,174
E-mail dropped or quarantined due to Spam content: 4,197,122
E-mail that was valid and safe and therefore delivered through the gateway to the recipients: 1,836,560.
The results cover e-mail traffic to approximately 325 employees.


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