According to the most recent Global Spam report, conducted by Symantec, email spam is still alive and well. While we’ve seen a huge drop of over 20% in the last years in email spam, automated unassociated emails still make up 52.2% of the average email inbox.
About the Study
Security Power-House Symantec is one of the biggest players in cybersecurity. It currently monitors threat activity in more than 150 countries, tracking automated attacks via malware, social media or email as well as targeted attacks (“Spear-Phishing Attacks”). With over 57 Million sensors they record thousands of black hat activity in the world wide web. Their reports are released every quarter of the year and are one of the must-reads if you want to get a thorough overview on current cyber threats.
We at Grape are passionate about focus at work. We pay extra attention to the email spam statistics, as they affect productivity in almost every company around the world. Here are the current email statistics in regards of email spam.
Global Spam at 52.2%
According to Symantec the global Spam traffic is at an average of 52.2%, which is an increase of 2.1% to July 2015. The top three industries haven’t changed since last month and still see Mining, Manufacturing and Constructions at the top of the list. The Top 10 of September are:
|Industry||September 2015||August 2015|
|Services – Professional||52.7%||53.1%|
|Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing||52.1%||52.4%|
|Services – Non Traditional||51.8%||52.6%|
|Finance, Insurance, & Real Estate||51.6%||52.0%|
Email Spam by industry according to Symantec cloud
While we advise enterprises in the effective use of Grape for internal communication, we think that emails will exist for years to come when it comes to external communication. We hope that Symantec and the likes will be successful in their long-term goal of eliminating email spam and will keep you updated on new developments on this old-but-gold medium of communication.