Spam filters getting better, FTC says

E-mail “spammers” are aggressive as ever but Internet providers are getting better at blocking junk messages before they reach users’ inboxes, according to a Federal Trade Commission study released Monday.

The FTC found that spammers continue to “scrape” e-mail addresses from the Web using automated programs that look for the telltale “@” sign.

But up to 96 percent of those messages were blocked by the two Web-based e-mail providers used by the FTC in its test. The FTC did not say which providers it used in its study. Spam filters getting better, FTC says - Security -

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