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Spam is a huge issue for most Internet users - in fact, 52% of participants polled in a recent survey stated that spam was a major problem. And despite the evolution of anti spam software, such as spam filters and spam blockers, the negative effects of spam are still being felt by individuals and businesses alike. It is an examination of the various spam techniques and types of popular email viruses. This work intends to increase the awareness and understanding of the spam emails that are received by internet user throughout the world. This paper analyse inbound and outbound email data from a particular organization to provide some hard figures and gain an in-depth understanding for the spamming and various virus types. A few spam control measures at the users' level are also suggested. This conceptual paper is definitely expected to contribute to future research on similar and related topics as spin off from this study.