During the 2004 World Economic Forum in Switzerland, Bill Gates, then chief software engineer at Microsoft, eliminated spam within two years in several ways that foretold the possibilities. two ideas involved solving the puzzle, while the third and most promising, Gates said, allowed email recipients to charge the sender a little like a postage stamp, or skip expenses for family and friends. He predicted: "In the long run, (method) money will prevail.
Although Gates predicted a spam-free world by 2006, 2007 saw a record number of unsolicited emails containing Spam. 10.8 trillion years versus 10.5 trillion legal cases However, thanks in part to better filtering, the percentage of spam emails sent to legitimate emails has gradually improved since around 2008, and according to Statista, about 54% Of the total email traffic is spam.