Brightmail says 60% of e-mail is spam

Making a 2% leap into the new year, spam accounted for 60% - or 51 billion messages of the 85 billion e-mails filtered by Brightmail's Probe Network.

Making a 2% leap into the new year, spam accounted for 60% - or 51 billion messages of the 85 billion e-mails filtered by Brightmail's Probe Network.

Percentages of Total Internet E-mail Identified as Spam
January 2004 	60%
December 2003 	58%
November 2003 	56%
October 2003 	52%
September 2003 	54%
August 2003 	50%
July 2003 	50%
June 2003 	49%
May 2003 	48%
April 2003 	46%
March 2003 	45%
February 2003 	42%
Source: Brightmail Logistics and Operations Center (BLOC)