BUSINESS
03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Spam Dominates 95 Percent Of All Email Sent

Just as everyone always suspected, most of their e-mails are nothing but spam.

Junk e-mail from ads for everything from discount pills to penny stocks now account for a whopping 90 to 95 percent of all e-mail sent this year, up from an estimated 5 percent of all messages in 2001, according to a report by e-mail security specialist Barracuda Networks. Last year an estimated 85 to 90 percent was spam.

Barracuda pored over 1 billion e-mail messages in the study.

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