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SPAM: More than an Annoyance?

SPAM More Than an Annoyance? 0,3, CO, SPAM GHG (Green House Gas) Emissions associated with 1 spam email equal to driving 3 feet. Muliplied by the 95 trillion spam emails sent in 2010 It's like driving around the world 2 Million Times! Key Sources of Spam's Carbon Footprint 52% 27% 16% :1% <1% <1% <1% <1% Harvesting addresses Creating spam campaigns Storing messages Spam filtering Viewing and deleting spam Sending spam from zombies & mail servers Searching for false positives Processing of spam by incoming mail servers Transmitting spam from sender to reciever via the internet 28.5 Annually 104 billion user hours go to reading and manually deleting spam. million metric tons of CO, per year are spam related. Over 4,700 Filtering accounts for16% of spam related energy use, but without it spam related times the man hours GHG emissions would spent building the Burj Khalifa (the tallest increase 270% building in the world) So Who's Responsible? 7% 70/ 15% 21% India China USA

SPAM: More than an Annoyance?

shared by kcatoto on Dec 28
We discovered that a certain amount of Spam emails is actually the equivalent to the level of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions released from driving 3 feet. Discover how far the number of 2010 spam em...



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