A new Harris Interactive poll indicates that 80% of those surveyed dislike spam so much that they would like to see it banned.
A new report, from Ferris Research, a San Francisco based market research company, ($1,995 fee) assesses the cost of spam to American corporations in 2003 at more than $10 billion, due to "lost productivity, consumption of IT resources and helpdesk support." Here is a summary of the report, Spam Control: Problems and Opportunities.
This data presents an interesting contrast to findings about e-mail on the job, released December 8, 2002, by the Pew Internet Project. The Pew Study found that majority of employees are not overwhelmed by spam e-mail.