Gross e-mail delivery increased to 90 percent in the second quarter of 2006--from 86 percent in the previous quarter, according to a new report from e-mail service provider Lyris. Among the top 10
providers by delivery rate were Yahoo, with 99.14 percent of e-mails delivered, Earthlink.net with 99.04 percent, and usa.net, with 98.37 percent. Major e-mail products like Gmail.com and Hotmail.com
were absent from the top 10. E-mail services by the major portals--Yahoo, Google and MSN--saw quarter-to-quarter decreases in false-positive filtering. Gmail decreased its false-positive filtering to
2.97 in the second quarter of 2006 from 44.12 in the previous quarter, Yahoo dropped its rate to .57 from 1.73, and Hotmail decreased to 18.2 percent from 23.44 percent.