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News MessageLabs names UK spam capital

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 26 Sep 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. trickster

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    Woohoo! Number 6 for me!
    Thankfully, catching the 99.9% of the spam is one of the few things our (outsourced - aaaaarrrrgh!) IT department do right.

    Quote: “businesses operating outside of major towns and cities are usually small and mid size companies with less time and resources to devote to IT security,â€￾

    - I disagree entirely, in Macclesfield the two biggest employers are amongst the bigger global chemical companies!
     
  3. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    I wonder how they came about these numbers.
     
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    I'm surprised at Petersfield and Alton actually considering the type of people that live there are usually quite well off or old.
    I guess this could also be caused by machines infested by spyware kicking out tonnes of spam mail?
     
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    overdosedelusion I mostly come at night, mostly..

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    numbers 2 + 3 for me, I live 10 miles in the middle of the tver looiwo. Although fareham isn't that far either. We do get a god awful amount of spam though, how any why is confusing, as the only places that have our email are companies we order from, and our ISP. Never looked lnto spam at all.
     
  6. BlackMage23

    BlackMage23 RPG Loving Freak

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    Those are all places that have Universities
     
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    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    Its isn't because empolyees in the said locations aren't working as hard so are "spreading" their email addresses online?
     
  8. TomH

    TomH And like that... he was gone.

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    Where's the University in Sutton Coldfield?!
     
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    Combinho Ten kinds of awesome

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    W00t for Egham. It's nice to get your home town in the media.
     
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    Heh, I grew up in Egham, so that was kinda funny to see...

    It looks like a completely pointless study though - presumably, they've surveyed these businesses, and assigned the "spam rating" based on the main business office address, so what about businesses with a lot of off-site workers etc.?

    Personally, I'd rather see a list of spam *sources* - then I'd know where to aim the ICBM... (or whether it's time to rebuild my PC and clear up any trojans that got in!)
     
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