10 April 2007
The increasing volume of spam email messages is driving users to look for
alternative media such as instant messaging and low cost VoIP calls, analyst
firm IDC predicts in a new study.
"Spam volumes are growing faster than expected due to the success of
image-based spam in bypassing antispam filters and of email sender identity
spoofing in getting higher response rates," said Mark Levitt, program vice
president for IDC's Collaborative Computing and Enterprise Workplace research.