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Acccording to Symantec's Aug. 2009 State of Spam report spam accounted for 89% of e-mail.

Spammers use realistic subject lines to get around spam filters.
Most frequent examples:
You've received a greeting ecard
Delivery Status Notification (Failure)
You have a new message!
Jane Doe added you as a friend on MyLife
http://www.networksolutions.com/support/how-to-ensure-i-am-not-flagged-as-spam/ http://www.networksolutions.com/support/what-does-sender-reputation-mean/ http://www.networksolutions.com/support/why-am-i-my-contacts-not-receiving-certain-messages/ links:
  Spam Summit: The Next Generation of Threats and Solutions (2007)
  The US SAFE WEB Act: Protecting Consumers from Spam, Spyware, and Fraud A Legislative Recommendation to Congress (2005)
  False Claims in Spam (2003)
Ten Most Common Internet Scams
Spam Examples
Spam Email Graveyard
Network Solutions:
  How to Ensure my Email Message Is Not Flagged as Spam
  What Does "Sender Reputation" Mean?
  Why Are my Contacts Not Receiving Certain Messages?
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last updated 7 Jun 2012