Spam email is on the wane. And no one on God’s green Earth is going to miss it.
The share of spam in email traffic decreased steadily throughout 2012
to hit a five year low, an unprecedented decrease. The main reason
behind the decrease in spam volume is the overall heightened level of
anti-spam protection, says the Moscow based junk mail and cyber crime
fighting Kaspersky Lab.
Spam filters are now in place on just about every email system, reducing
the amount of spam reaching user accounts, both personal and corporate,
to a bare minimum. Spam is becoming ineffective not only because we’re
getting wise to it, but because software security engineers from the
U.S. to Russia are getting better at playing defense.