Australian spam levels drop

Australia’s spam rate has fallen by more than 15 per cent since July 2010, and it’s now 1.3 percentage point below the average 78.6 per cent registered globally, according to a report published today by Symantec’s MessageLabs division.A MessageLabs report issued last July stated Australia had a spam ratio as high as 91.4 per cent of all emails sent in the most spammed Australian Capital Territory, with a low point set at 86.8 per cent in the least-targeted South Australia. The report stated businesses in the healthcare, recreation and education sectors were more likely to be targeted by spam emails.

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