Just under 86 per cent of spam sent to 1,000 enterprises between May and July came from U.S. spammers, according to a survey by CipherTrust Inc. In contrast, just over two per cent of spam originated from Canada.
For A.J. Byers, CEO at Magma Communications, an Internet service provider based in Ottawa, anti-spam legislation, either in Canada or the United States, will do little to curb the 24 million unsolicited e-mail messages that arrive at his business each month.
A bill attempting to regulate the sending of unsolicited commercial e-mail passed the U.S. Senate last week, but many antispam advocates say the bill would have little impact on the amount of spam coming into e-mail users' in-boxes.