Spam levels have fallen to below 50 percent of all email sent for the first time in a decade, security firm Symantec says.
The milestone comes from a 1.8 percent decline in spam rates from last month, when spam accounted for 51.5 percent of sent email.
Threat bod Ben Nahorney says it is the lowest rate since September 2003.
“There is good news this month on the email-based front of the threat landscape,” Nahorney says in the company’s threat report [PDF].
“According to our metrics, the overall spam rate has dropped to 49.7 percent.
“The last time Symantec recorded a similar spam rate was clear back in September of 2003.”
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