No, it’s not the luncheon meat though we hope it was. It’s those annoying unsolicited messages or email that fills your mailbox at home and in the office is costing businesses a lot of money according to a study conducted by Nucleus Research Inc. coming up with a figure of $712.00 per employee as cost of spam per year. This goes to show the amount of wasted resources such as time and effort by employee’s and the amount of traffic it taxes on already burdened network systems.
ISP’s have had to add provisions as well in the form of hardware upgrades to increase capacity and storage unknowingly due to these uncalled for messages. Software companies are making a buck from all this but according to Symantec, almost 70% of all email that passes through the internet is spam and it costs a lot to handle and get rid of. Even if a company has the proper intercept software to prevent them from getting in, storage space in terms of quarantined email still carries some cost till it is deleted and sent into oblivion.
Even at home, you are not spared from the rigors of going through your junk email even with spam filters. Some who don’t bother or simply do not know how to use them experience worse than their protected counterpart having to deal with hundreds upon hundreds of them in a day. Transmission, storage and interception all have costs when you look at it from the point of a business and they all have to stop. Unfortunately, till the makes of these unsolicited mail is stopped at the source this might be an impossible task. Take the sample of an economic impact, Nigeria being one of the most likely sources of spam suffers greatly for a search engine due to the lessened priority given to the results containing the word Nigeria. Email with the same name are also intercepted and junked by most scanners thus limiting the information getting through about the African country.
[tags]Email Scams, Wasted Time[/tags]