AOL reports 24% drop in amount of spam sent to members

The daily average number of e-mails blocked by AOL’s spam filters fell 50% to about 1.2 bln e-mails in late 2004 from a peak of 2.4 bln in 2003. As of November 2004, AOL received an average of 2.2 mln complaints daily from its more than 24 mln subscribers, down from 11 mln complaints in the same period in 2003. Attempts made by junk e-mail senders also fell to about 1.6 bln daily, from 2.1 bln in 2003.