Spam refers to electronic junk mail or junk newsgroup postings. In addition to being a nuisance, spam also eats up a lot of network bandwidth. Because the Internet is a public network, little can be done to prevent spam, just as it is impossible to prevent junk mail.
Thirty-seven percent of U.S. e-mail users say they are getting more junk in their personal e-mail accounts, and 29% see an increase in their work accounts.
“It’s maybe starting to become part of life online,” said Susannah Fox, associate director with Pew who conducted the study.
Thankfully with the use of software filters in e-mail programs it has gotten easier to block spam make our e-mail addresses more difficult for spammers to find.
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