Phoenix (Aug. 31, 2004) -- Spam has become an overwhelming problem that is impacting the use, if not the perception, of e-mail in accounting firms, according to recent surveys.

Spam currently accounts for some 65 percent of all e-mail traffic, according to computer-security company Symantec Corp. That figure is up from 50 percent a year ago. According to a survey of some 600 member firms by the Association for Accounting Administration and InfoTech Partners North America Inc., Roman H. Kepczyk, tech consultant, writing in the e-newsletter of Phoenix-based InfoTech, says that most firms surveyed agreed that Spam was a “nuisance and disruptive.”

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