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Junk Mail Controls Can Now Automatically Move Spam

Wednesday January 15th, 2003

Peter Lairo writes: "Another major milestone advancement for Mozilla: automatic move of junk mail! Woohoo!" The fixing of bug 181394 enables the 'Move incoming messages determined to be junk mail to' checkbox in the Junk Mail Controls dialogue. Messages are not yet moved if Junk Mail Controls are manually run.


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by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Thursday January 16th, 2003 2:57 PM

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mbokil said: "Studies have been done on this kind of thing and in reality corporate environments don't receive that much spam and it doesn't really cause the companies receiving spam much problems at all. It is more of a problem for home consumers."

What studies? Point me to them. Recently published data that I've read would say otherwise. <http://australianit.news.…nbv%5e15306-15318,00.html> points out that US companies lost about US $4 billion dollars in wasted time just deleting spam and lost an additional $3.7 billion in costs of additional servers and bandwidth plus even more costs for companies that provide helpdesk support to annoyed workers.

And it's getting worse. This report of a recent study <http://boston.internet.co…article.php/10852_1570161> suggests that corporate spam jumped 150% in 2002 over 2001. "In some cases, as many as eight out of 10 e-mail downloading into corporate in-boxes was spam, squandering valuable employee time and stressing IT systems. Some messages also contained viruses, that, if unleashed could result in additional costs. For most corporate accounts the average is about six out of 10."

Sure doesn't sound like they agree with you that it's "doesn't really cause the companies receiving spam much problems at all".

--Asa