Spam: most commonly filtered types 2013

This statistic gives information on the most commonly blocked types of spam messages worldwide. During the survey period ending October 2013, it was found that 43.1 percent of spam messages were pharmacy spam (non-sexual content).

Most common types of blocked spam messages worldwide as of October 2013

Share of blocked messages
Pharmacy (non-sexual)43.1%
Image-only20.5%
419 scams14%
Malware7.1%
Non-pharmacy product ads4.2%
Phishing4.1%
Financial2.5%
Dating/sexually explicit material1.4%
Stock1.3%
Other1.9%
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Source

Release date

May 2014

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

July to October 2013

Supplementary notes

Based on inbound messages blocked by Exchange Online Protection filters, July–October 2013.

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