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Chinese Internet users harassed by spam
www.chinaview.cn 2004-11-17 23:12:45

    BEIJING, Nov. 17 (Xinhuanet) -- Both free and paid e-mail users think that Internet providers should improve spam filters for their accounts, according to a survey released by China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) Tuesday.

    Twenty-two percent of Chinese e-mail users complain that more than half of the mail they receive are junk mail, or "spam," and 11 percent say that more than 80 percent of their e-mails are junk,the survey shows.

    Although paid e-mail users receive less spam than free e-mail users, nearly half of those surveyed with paid accounts still get more than 20 percent junk mail.

    The survey also shows that 96.5 percent of Internet users have free e-mail accounts and eight percent have paid accounts. Both give low ratings to the spam filters of their e-mails.

    The most used function by Chinese Internet users is e-mail, thesurvey says, with 28 percent who use it every day and 83 percent who use it at least once a week.

    By the end of last June, China had 87 million Internet users, with 82 percent under 35.

    The survey of 2,627 Chinese Internet users was conducted by CNNIC between Sept. 9 and Sept. 30 over the telephone. Enditem

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