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15 Stats You Probably Didn’t Know About Email Spam



  1. Spam accounts for 45% of all emails sent.
  2. About 14.5 billion spam emails are sent every single day.
  3. 36% of all spam is some form of advertising.
  4. Spammers receive 1 reply for every 12,500,000 emails sent.
  5. Spam earns senders around $7,000 per day.
  6. Spam costs businesses a whopping $20.5 billion every year.
  7. The cost of spam could grow to $257 billion annually.
  8. Marketing emails are responsible for 70% of ‘this is spam’ complaints.
  9. The United States ranks first among the worst countries for spam.
  10. There are 3402 live spam issues in the US.
  11. The United States is home to 7 of the world’s top 10 spammers.
  12. Apple IDs are the most popular target of phishing emails.
  13. More than 4 million tons of junk mail are produced yearly.
  14. The most effective phishing scams target Dropbox credentials.
  15. Fake invoices are used in 26% of phishing scams.
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