Smut, bigotry now a corporate e-mail fact of life
March 25, 1999
by Kathleen Ohlson
(IDG) -- More than half of 805 users surveyed have received pornographic, sexist, racist or other improper e-mail at the office, according to a study conducted by NFO Interactive and commissioned by Elron Software Inc.
NFO Interactive is a division of NFO Worldwide Inc., a provider of custom and syndicated market information in Greenwich, Conn.
Another finding: Of those surveyed, 85% use their company's e-mail for personal use during the workday, Elron said.
To stop unwanted messages, companies can take several approaches, said Dan Keldsen, webmaster at Delphi Group in Boston. They can set up a detector that scours their site to direct spammers away or install a filter on their e-mail server to eradicate certain domains, Keldsen said.
There's also the old-fashioned method, he added: Just click delete.
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