Symantec Corp, which recently got into the spam filtering business, yesterday said it commissioned a survey of consumers’ opinions of spam and that most of the respondents said they get a lot of it and they don’t like it.
The survey, paid for by Symantec and carried out by InsightExpress, found 37% of people get 100 or more spam emails a week, with 63% getting more than 50 or more. It found that 69% agree spam is harmful, but this went up to 77% for those with children.
As far as productivity goes, 84% of respondents said deleting spam takes too much time, with 65% of people spending 10 minutes per day dealing with spams and 24% spending more than 20 minutes per day. About 42% of respondents do not use spam filters.