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The Radicati Group forecasts that worldwide email traffic will grow from 171 billion messages per day in 2006, to 331 billion messages per day in 2009. There will be 1.4 billion mailboxes in 2006 and will grow to 2.2 billion mailboxes in 2009, growing at an […]

The Radicati Group forecasts that worldwide email traffic will grow from 171 billion messages per day in 2006, to 331 billion messages per day in 2009. There will be 1.4 billion mailboxes in 2006 and will grow to 2.2 billion mailboxes in 2009, growing at an average annual rate of 16%. How much of that is spam? In 2006, 58% of messages delivered per day to end users will be spam. By 2009, this percentage will fall to 50%. Is there a light at the end of the tunnel? I hope so! We need Akismet for Email! Interestingly, the research firm forecasts that the global revenue for the wireless email market will increase from $439 million in 2006, to $1,502 million in 2009.

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  1. Usually the forecasts from Radicati are the most aggressive. You probably should average out Gartner, IDC and Radicati to get a good number. Good news for Microsoft Exchange and the entire exchange ecology.

    Mukul.

  2. mmm akismet looks neat-o.

  3. Vinny Carpenter Thursday, January 19, 2006

    Hi Om. There is a solution from Cloudmark (http://www.cloudmark.com/) that’s kinda similar to Akismet. I’ve used it inside Outlook for many years now and it rocks. They also have solutions that can be deployed at the mailserver level.

  4. What will make the spam % go down? That doesn’t seem very reasonable to me.

  5. Besides you can configure SpamAssassin to use the Cloudmark SpamNet database to confirm spam rating.

    For those familiar with SpamAssassin, SpamNet is nothing else than a commercial version of Vipul Razor: http://razor.sourceforge.net/

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