The market for anti-spam solutions (including both anti-spam vendors and anti-spam outsourcers) is expected to top $979 million in 2004, an increase of over 50% from 2003. The market is expected to grow to over $1,740 million by 2008. By year-end 2004, 55% of all active mailboxes are excpected to have an anti-spam solution.
According to the research, IM spam will triple from 400 million messages in 2003 to 1.2 billion messages in 2004 as a result of a growing number of corporate and consumer IM users, and a sharp increase in published IM names in corporate and public directories.
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