Global Spam Statistics

Symantec has announced its latest MessageLabs report for April 2010 that looks into the proliferation of spam in the various geographies. There are some important take-aways from the study. For instance, 1 in 455.2 emails was phishing related whereas 1 in 1.11 emails was spam.
So which are the countries most affected by spam? Here is […]

Symantec has announced its latest MessageLabs report for April 2010 that looks into the proliferation of spam in the various geographies. There are some important take-aways from the study. For instance, 1 in 455.2 emails was phishing related whereas 1 in 1.11 emails was spam.

So which are the countries most affected by spam? Here is a list of countries that have the highest spam rates (based on the percentage of emails received that are spam).

1. Italy : 95.5%
2. Germany : 92.3%
3. Netherlands : 91.5%
4. Hong Kong : 91.0%
5. USA : 90.2%
6. UK : 89.4%
7. Australia : 89.4%
8. Canada : 88.9%
9. Japan : 86.9%