Habeas study finds significant lack of trust in e-mail

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Mountain View, Calif.—A study released this week by Habeas Inc., a provider of e-mail compliance and reputation management services, found that spam and online security threats have led to significant levels of consumer insecurity about e-mail communications. Of the more than 2,000 study participants, 62% expressed concerns about becoming victims of fraud, and 60% agreed that spam is becoming worse. More than half the participants indicated that they have responded to this e-mail insecurity factor by using at least two or more personal e-mail addresses on a regular basis, presumably because of a lack of confidence in the measures in place to address consumer concerns, according to Habeas. Market research firm Ipsos conducted the online study in September 2007. Habeas will discuss the findings during a Nov. 13 webinar (
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