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City hall fighting spam

There’s a lot of spam at North Bay city hall these days, and not the canned luncheon meat either.
There’s a lot of spam at North Bay city hall these days, and not the canned luncheon meat either.

Michael Burke, managing director of the corporate services business unit, told Monday night’s committee meeting that spam e-mails have been flooding in of late, and are being battled by information technology employees

“I can tell you in the last couple of weeks we have been stopping up to 3,000 individual spam e-mails a day and we are still getting between 1,500 and 2,000 spam e-mails a day,” Burke said, while providing council with an overview of the department he oversees.

“People will still notice in their own e-mail boxes that three or four, sometimes up to 10 or 20, spams are getting through, but there are thousands more not getting through.”

So far spam control hasn’t necessitated the need for a new employee to handle just that, Burke said, “but it’s getting to be close to that because it is a significant problem for us.”
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PHOTO: Michael Burke
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