Japanese Anti-Spam Market About to Take Off

Japan's the second largest economy after the US. It has lots of email users. So it's a big potential market for spam control.

So far, things are relatively quiet there. Most anti-spam vendors aren't experiencing much demand there. The situation's like it was two or three years ago in the US.

This will change soon, in much the same way as spam control suddenly became a must-buy technology in North America, the UK, and Germany. Our best guess is that this will happen in late 2005/early 2006.

... Richi Jennings, with thanks for the idea to Andres Kohn of Proofpoint

One Comment

  1. Marten
    Posted May 22, 2005 at 9:36 PM | Permalink

    Any ideas why email spam has not been a problem in Japan? Spam on wireless networks in Japan has been a problem for several years. In 2001 (I think)NTT DoCoMo gave their subs a credit after having received a large number of complaints.

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