Of the 6.9 billion messages processed by Postini, 88% were spam, phishing, viruses or directory harvest attacks.
"As evidenced by the increase of email attacks at the connection level this month, spammers are getting smarter about how they approach their targets," said Andrew Lochart, director of product marketing at Postini.
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Postini also saw an increase in directory harvest attacks (DHAs), an attempt by spammers to hijack and steal an enterprise's entire email directory and use it to send out junk email attacking corporate email servers.
Postini's Email Stat Track is available to users at www.postini.com/stats.