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BizReport : Email Marketing : September 08, 2006

Companies List Fighting Spam as a Number one Priority

In spite of a broad range of anti-spam products, trying to keep out unwanted e-mail remains a top priority for business.

by William White

A recent ‘E-mail and Collaboration Corporate Survey by the Radicati Group also found that ways for dealing with the problem continue to grow.

As spammers increase their output and devise new ways to bypass operating filters, 83% of the respondents in the survey confirmed that they were either in the process of upgrading or had plans to upgrade their messaging software within the next 18 months.

Noting a rapid increase in the size of e-mail messages as well as the volume of e-mail traffic, the Radicati Group said that together, the two factors will drive up corporate bandwidth and storage by over 60% by the end of the year.

According to the survey, 87% of the respondents said they use IM at work while 71% indicated that their organisation uses a sanctioned IM product.

Meantime Microsoft has confirmed that it is investigating a vulnerability issue affecting the Windows version of Microsoft Office 2000.

Attackers are reportedly exploiting an un-patched flaw by sending malicious Word Documents to victims. These documents are primed to trick Word into installing malicious software when opened on a PC.

Tags: anti-spam

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