Only 6.9% of e-mails were infected by virus in August 2004

For every 4,756 business e-mails sent in Q2 2004, just one contained an offending or nonwork-related attachment, such as pornography, cartoons, jokes and greeting cards. That’s compared with a 1,357 to 1 ratio in Q2 2003r, according to MessageLabs. Of all messages scanned by the company, 84.2% were spam, compared with 94.5% in July. About 6.9% of e-mails were found infected with a virus during August, compared with 7.3% the previous month.