SPAM BY THE NUMBERS

·  A trip to SpamNation.info is enough to depress the Good Humor Man. Spam, it notes, accounts for more than 90 percent of all e-mail. This is a huge drain on Internet resources.

·  The Times of London estimates that one in every 12 home computers in Great Britain has been taken over by spammers and is used to transmit their e-mails.

·  According to Spamhaus.org, just 10 spammers create more than 80 percent of all spam. The United States is the leading producer, followed by China and Russia. The 10 worst individual spammers are listed here, some with their pictures. Leading the pack is a Russian who goes by several names, one of which is Alex Blood.

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