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

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).
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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%
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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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).
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Release date
May 2014
Region
World
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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