The Anti-Spam Center of the Internet Society of China (ISC) has released the first anti-spam email survey results of the year.

The survey was carried out both online and offline with questionnaires being sent to both Chinese professionals and enterprises users. The final data of the report was compiled based on the feedback of 15681 users.

The survey finds that spam is on a dramatic increase, so more efforts are needed to straighten it out. The report says that Chinese Internet users received 2.44% more email spam in March compared with that in November last year, which is also an increase of 0.9% over the previous survey.

Spam in China causes a CNY6 billion loss each year to the national economy, and the survey found that most unsolicited bulk email was received around Chinese holidays.

A new anti-spam law goes into effect in China on March 30, 2006.

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