Pakistan ranks 9th in generating email spam: Report

Published: April 26, 2012

Spam emails from Pakistan now account for 3.3% of total spam in the world.

Pakistan climbed up to ninth position in SophosLabs’ “Dirty Dozen” ranking for sending spam emails worldwide.

The rankings system for spam-relaying countries indicated that Pakistan had climbed two spots from it position at number 11 last year. Spam emails from the country now account for 3.3% of total spam in the world.

India topped the ranks this year for sending spam, beating the United States of America and South Korea. India now accounts for 9.3%of total spam emails sent in the world.

The top twelve spam relaying countries (January – March 2012)

  1. India – 9.3%
  2. USA – 8.3%
  3. S Korea – 5.7%
  4. Indonesia – 5.0%
  5. Russia – 5.0%
  6. Italy – 4.9%
  7. Brazil – 4.3%
  8. Poland – 3.9%
  9. Pakistan – 3.3%
  10. Vietnam – 3.2%
  11. Taiwan – 2.9%
  12. Peru – 2.5%
  13. Other – 41.7%

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Reader Comments (9)

  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Apr 26, 2012 - 9:22PM

    Spam email are very annoying.

    The sooner I saw spam emails, I immediately delete without reading these emails and send it to the thrash box.

    All efforts of spammers are wasted just with a click of the mouse.


  • Cynical
    Apr 26, 2012 - 9:34PM

    Sad,Very sad. Indians have beaten us again.


  • ayesha_khan
    Apr 27, 2012 - 12:58AM

    @Cynical: “Sad,Very sad. Indians have beaten us again”

    Don’t be dishartened budy. On a per capita basis, Pakistan is ahed of India. The number of intenet connections in India is 10 times that of Pakistan and the spam is just 3 times.


  • Knotty
    Apr 27, 2012 - 1:10AM

    It is obvious that a lot of rubbish (spam) comes from the Indians ;)


  • Apr 27, 2012 - 2:40AM

    Big deal!!

    Nothing special seeing Pakistan with its 6th largest population in the world in the list, Pak would be in top 10 in most schools, most hospitals, most patients, most docs, most teachers, most internet users, most active politicians, most troops and so on. So with such big population, this is no biggie to be ranked high in spam senders.


  • Awais
    Apr 27, 2012 - 6:16PM


    Population can not be the parameter.. I didn’t see China in the list, aren’t they the most populated??

    Isn’t it amazing, after all the propaganda against China’s internet piracy & misuse, they stand nowhere in spams?

    Shame on the propaganda machine!


  • gp65
    Apr 27, 2012 - 10:42PM

    @Adnan: “Nothing special seeing Pakistan with its 6th largest population in the world in the list, “

    Pakistan’s populaion is indeed the 5th largest in the world but when it comes to internet penetration, Pakistan ranks 51 (India ranks 12th though its population is 2nd highest). So it IS shameful for India and Pakistan o be on this list. Per capita spam emanating from Pakistan though is much higher than India. This is because India has 10 times the number of internet connections and 3 times the spam.


  • Apr 28, 2012 - 12:00PM

    What the Heck! Is it necessary to discuss Pak-India in every matter. Spammers to be discouraged whether from India, USA or Pakistan.


  • Junaid
    Jun 7, 2012 - 8:29AM

    Thats show how we are


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