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Spam on the decline, says AOL

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Dulles, Va.—Junk e-mail on AOL fell more than 75% in 2004, the Internet service provider announced, citing spam reports from its members.

For the month of November alone, member spam reports dropped from a daily average of 11 million in 2003 to about 2.2 million in 2004.

The amount of e-mail being diverted to AOL members’ spam folders dropped from 100 million a day in November 2003 to 40 million in November 2004.

AOL said that while volumes of spam have varied over time, 2004 was the first year with substantial and consistent declines.

—Carol Krol

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