You’ve probably noticed an influx in spam lately. Well, you’re not alone.
Whichever way you look at it – it’s a lot of extra spam around globally at the moment. Spam filters are having to deal with a huge volume of extra mail and consuming a high proportion of server resources in the process.
From th SMH:
Technology market analyst IDC estimated in April that of the nearly 97 billion emails expected to be sent around the world each day … 40 billion would be spam messages.
Nobody likes the extra spam – but if faced with a choice it’s better to let some through rather then potentially delete legitimate email.
According to the article in the SMH a virus is the main trigger for the increase, so once that’s under control hopefully our email volumes can return to normal.
In the meantime:
- Keep your Anti-virus software up to date.
- Don’t click links in emails from people you don’t know.
- If the email is from someone you know, but still looks suspicious – confirm that it’s actually from who it says before opening anything.