Too Much Email of the Wrong Kind - Breathing Space Blog
50 billion e-mail messages worldwide are sent each day, equal to seven messages for everyone on the planet, although the vast majority of people are not online. In 2001, e-mail traffic was less than 12 billion.
Of the 50 billion messages sent daily, more than 88% cent of e-mails are spam including about 1 per cent which are virus-infected. So that means at least 44 billion spam messages are sent each day, 365 days a year, and each day 4.4 billion e-mail messages contain viruses. Has junk email become an issue for you? It’s time to arm yourself to the teeth with with spam protection, virus protection, and a private email account.