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BizReport | Email Marketing April 06, 2009

Spam increases for Google's Postini unit

According to a recent report spam levels from January to March 2009 have increased for those using Google's Postini message and virus protection service. The report finds that Postini has seen spam emails increase to about 57 emails per day... >>

BizReport | Research archives April 04, 2009

MessageLabs: Malware Increases 200% in Q1

There is a new threat for consumers with older Internet browsers that could effect online marketers and etailers. According to a report from MessageLabs the number of websites blocked (globally) for hosting malicious content rose by more than 197% for... >>

BizReport | Internet April 01, 2009

MessageLabs: March sees big rise in malicious websites

Almost 3,000 potentially malicious websites were blocked each day by MessageLabs during March this year. That's almost three times the number blocked during February. ... >>

BizReport | Email Marketing March 04, 2009

Emailvision: Email marketers' top 5 blunders

Email has been around for quite some time, yet email marketers continue to make simple, yet costly, mistakes according to a new survey from Emailvision.... >>

BizReport | Email Marketing March 04, 2009

MessageLabs: Spammers use financial crisis

Consumers looking for financial information now have another hurdle to cross: search engine spam. Although not a new threat, MessageLabs Intelligence has found that spammers are now including links to search engines in their mailings which are focusing on the... >>

BizReport | Email Marketing December 17, 2008

Cisco: Majority of email is spam

Spam accounts for nearly 200 billion messages each day, approximately 90% of global email, according to the recently released 2008 edition of the Cisco annual security report. ... >>

BizReport | Internet November 27, 2008

Spam decrease short-lived after McColo closure

Many said that, despite a major host of spamming services being shut down a fortnight ago, spam would again begin to rise, even though dramatic drops had been witnessed. And it seems they have been proved right.... >>

BizReport | Email Marketing November 19, 2008

Is your unsubscribe process working for, or against, you?

So, a consumer wants to unsubscribe from your email communications. How is this handled at your company? Does your process immediately unsubscribe them, or are they first presented with alternative choices? ... >>

BizReport | Email Marketing November 12, 2008

Researchers turn spammers to investigate economies of spam

Researchers at the University of California hijacked an infamous botnet to ascertain the success of spam and recorded a much lower success rate than anticipated.... >>

BizReport | Email Marketing October 23, 2008

Ensure transactional email messages are recognizable

Vague subject lines, unrecognizable sender information and overly long body text are all to blame for the often pitiful user experience offered by transactional messages, says usability expert Jakob Nielsen in his latest Alertbox post. ... >>

BizReport | Research archives October 01, 2008

ACI surveys consumer online concerns

Viruses, spam, privacy and identity theft still weigh heavy on consumers’ minds, according to a survey by the American Consumer Institute’s Center for Citizen Research. ... >>

BizReport | Email Marketing August 20, 2008

Marshal: Spam sells

Ever wondered why the volume of spam continues to rise? Because, it seems, people are actually buying from them. Security company Marshal asked consumers what purchases they’d made from spam and a surprising number of people confessed.... >>

BizReport | Email Marketing August 06, 2008

Social media ousting email?

The growing popularity of social media is being seen as responsible for the falling use of email. Such are the findings of a recent JupiterResearch survey.... >>

BizReport | Research archives July 16, 2008

World's super-powers are super-spammers

The world’s super-powers are also the world’s super-spammers, according to new data released by IT security and control firm Sophos.... >>

BizReport | Email Marketing April 28, 2008

California's anti-spam law may make things difficult for email marketers

Legitimate email marketers could be impacted by a new bill before the California State Legislature aimed at hampering the efforts of spammers. The proposed bill could make things more difficult for legitimate marketers, especially in the short term, but long... >>

BizReport | Email Marketing March 26, 2008

Q Interactive: Spam definitions need an overhaul

Spam may not be what marketers thought. Or maybe spam is the same but consumers have changed. According to a recent Q Interactive/Marketing Sherpa survey, many consumers believe the definition of spam should be changed to include both "Unsolicited" and... >>

BizReport | Email Marketing March 11, 2008

Spammers crack Gmail CAPTCHA

Mechanisms put in place by Gmail to prevent bots creating new accounts being opened and used by spammers have been cracked, leading to a surge in spam.... >>

BizReport | Blogs & Content archives March 05, 2008

Bloggers beware, ad scam circulates

One company’s faith in a third party to handle its online marketing has led to accusations of spam, suspicions of scam and a dodgy reputation.... >>

BizReport | Email Marketing February 15, 2008

Habeas: Spam increased 100% in 2007

Spammers haven't forgotten how email works. Despite several companies who now offer email authentication and certification services, spammers and phishers are finding new ways to get information from consumers around the world.... >>

BizReport | Email Marketing January 17, 2008

Consumers remain unhappy with business email

Return Path’s 2007 Holiday Email Survey has been released and the data suggests that consumers are becoming savvy inbox managers and businesses that continue to churn out unrefined email campaigns could find themselves labeled as spammers.... >>

BizReport | Email Marketing December 28, 2007

Study: 9 in 10 delivered emails are spam

Spam isn't just clogging up personal email inboxes any longer. According to the latest research from ProofPoint, 9 in 10 emails delivered to business email addresses in November were spam. Which means workers are spending more and more time with... >>

BizReport | Email Marketing December 12, 2007

Surge in spam continues

The fight against spam continues yet, despite throwing technology at it from all angles, the rates of spam continue to rise, currently representing 95 percent of all email sent. ... >>

BizReport | Email Marketing December 10, 2007

Bring home the Bacn

You know that bunch of email addresses you cull from your customer emailing database every six months or so because they haven’t responded for a certain period of time? Don’t be hasty because those contacts may not be as dead... >>

BizReport | Email Marketing October 23, 2007

Consumers remain concerned by security of email comms

Despite many in the U.S. being unable to do without email for communication, a new study has found that there remains a significant amount of concern over the prevalence of cyber-crime and spam.... >>

BizReport | Email Marketing October 18, 2007

Spam levels hit new high in Q3 2007

A record percentage of email messages were spam during Q3 2007, according to Commtouch’s recently released “Email Threats Trend Report”.... >>

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