From Bloomberg.com. January 2016
(Article addressing small-batch, targeted spam, but interesting stats and proposed solution for phishing and spoofing.)
Full article here:http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-01-19/e-mail-spam-goes-artisanal
...As anyone with a Gmail or Yahoo! account knows, spam e-mail is mostly relegated to a folder you probably never check. Unlike the old days of the Internet, in-boxes are no longer clogged with poorly worded come-ons for Viagra pills and Nigerian banking scams. Modern anti-spam filters block more than 99.99 percent of junk messages.
Spam is still a big business. Unsolicited junk mail accounts for 86 percent of the world's e-mail traffic, with about 400 billion spam messages sent a day,
according to Talos, a digital threat research division of Cisco Systems. While the vast majority will never see the inside of an inbox, the few that do worked hard to get there...
...the cyber-security industry is pushing for adoption of new protections that could save our in-boxes. One, called DMARC, is a global registry that lets retailers and other companies register the servers they use to send the kind of mass mailers some people enjoy receiving. Messages purporting to be from those companies but coming from an unregistered address would get flagged. It's a compelling idea, but as with most proposed solutions, trying to get everyone on board has been costly and time-consuming.Moderator: Maybe start a new thread with this post. The bunch above are just Artie505 and I discussing a very specific set of spoofs.