Despite filters, tidal wave of spam bears down on emailers

Why, in 2007, is spam worse than ever? Let exasperated consumers count the ways: PDF spam. MP3 spam. Pump-and-dump spam. E-card spam.It may sound like a broken record, but spam continues to do just that — break records. This year marks the first time the total number of spam e-mail messages sent worldwide, 10.8 trillion, will surpass the number of person-to-person e-mails sent, 10.5 trillion, according to market researcher IDC.”Every year for the past four years has been the worst year yet,” says Rebecca Steinberg Herson, vice president of marketing at e-mail security firm Commtouch.
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/computersecurity/2007-11-22-spam_N.htm

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