Each day, hundreds of employees across Australia start their working morning with spam. Coffee in hand, they sit at their computers and sift through their inboxes, canning what Gartner predicts is 60 percent to 80 percent of all business e-mails.
In New York, a lawyer has filed a lawsuit alleging that his e-mail address was hijacked and used to send messages as part of a spam campaign promoting a company's stock.
Spam has far-reaching effects and has indeed come a long way.
Thankfully, myriad solutions are available to help eradicate this malaise that plagues companies the world over.
In this guide, ZDNet Australia  looks at one such answer -- hosted or outsourced anti-spam management.
Is hosted anti-spam the answer?
Feature It has taken only four years for spam to become the bane of business but, as Australian SMBs are finding, spam can be killed before it enters inboxes with the use of a hosted provider.
Mail's in ... for outsourcing
Feature Can those endless streams of e-mail be best handled in-house, or is there a better way?
The future of managed e-mail
Feature Andrew Johnson, marketing director at MailGuard and Nick Hawkins, MessageLabs Asia-Pacific managing director -- the leaders of two popular managed e-mail services specialists -- go head to head.
Ultimate anti-spam guide: 11 products tested
Enterprise review From server-level software, to appliances, to managed services, we find what solutions are available to help enterprises manage the onslaught of unsightly spam.
Seven mail servers tested
Enterprise review Microsoft Exchange might be the most popular but is it the best? We test the alternatives.
Spam-blocking technology reaches maturity
News MessageLabs' decision to offer all its customers a spam-blocking service level agreement is a sign that the e-mail security market is approaching maturity, according to analysts.
ZombieMeter keeps tabs on hacked PCs
News Internet security company CipherTrust on Thursday breathed life into its ZombieMeter, a new system that tracks traffic from compromised PCs around the world.
BigPond rejects six million spam e-mails a day
News The ISP has moved to boost its anti-spam systems as the Internet service provider revealed its existing network filters were rejecting six million spam or virus-infected e-mails every day.
Study: We're getting used to the taste of spam
News Fewer people find spam as annoying or unpleasant as they did a year ago, according to a study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project.