The effects and cost of Spam are never easy to encapsulate, but Spam can be a huge problem for a small business. Spam is more then a nuisance - it affects our most critical business communication tool and also costs the following:
Loss of Productivity: The first indicator of a Spam problem is loss of productivity. If returning to work after a long weekend causes a lot of pain because of the emails you have to sort through, chances are you have a Spam problem. The average employee can spend the better part of a full day per month sorting through Spam on an unfiltered system - and possibly losing legitimate emails, which wastes even more time.