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Spam Costs, Volumes Soar Despite New Laws

The cost of spam has more than doubled for enterprises in the past 10 months, costing an average of $1,934 per employee a year based on lost productivity, according to a survey released Monday by Nucleus Research Inc. The cost in July 2003 was $874 per employee a year.

The latest figure is based on a May survey of 82 Fortune 500 companies, in which enterprise users reported receiving twice as many unsolicited messages as they had 10 months earlier, for an average of 29 a day, according to Wellesley, Mass.-based Nucleus.

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