[Air-l] research request: SPAM

Monica m.whitty at uws.edu.au
Wed Mar 6 16:12:50 PST 2002


>
> Do you know if there is any published work about spam?  Some research
> about why some companies do spam, or about how consumer perceive spam?
> (& more generally opt-in/opt-out)
>

In some recent work I was commissed to do for a company called Surf
Control on privacy and surveillance in the Australian workplace, I found
that 75% of Australian workers receive spam.

Of the types of email they found to be objectionable:

74% - offers for email lists
88% - credit offers
87% - money making offers
90% - chain
17% - jokes
77% porn

Regards

Monica Whitty





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