It's a four-letter word... SPAM.
Oh, Spam emails... Everyone gets them and everyone hates them.
Not only is it a pain to clear spam emails from your inbox multiple times a day, but it's also a real productivity killer too. According to a recent study, each employee could be losing up to 80 hours each year (yes you read that right, 80 hours!) just because they are busy filtering and deleting spam emails. What a whole lot of wasted hours and productivity loss.
Anywhere between 45% and 85% of emails generated each day are spam emails. And worryingly, that also includes malicious emails and those hoping to infect you with malware. Although some days we receive more spam than others, the hours we use to filter through our email spam adds up quickly.
Think about it like this, if one of your employees gets 30 external emails a day, they’d get around 30 spam emails each week. That works out to be about 5 hours each year of productivity loss just by simply sorting through and deleting spam. And for an employee who receives more emails each day, for example, 60 emails a day, it would be an average of 11 hours a year wasted or for an employee who gets more than 100 emails each day, you’re looking at around 80 hours of productivity lost to filtering emails each year. Now add that up for each one of your team and you could be looking at a big number.
Not only is it a lot of productivity loss for your business but since a proportion of these emails will be phishing attempts, it becomes a big risk to your data security.
Fortunately, there are some things you can do to cut down on the amount of time spent going through spam emails. Firstly, you can make use of the spam and junk email filters that are provided by your email service. You could also think about providing your business with dedicated anti-spam and anti-phishing tools. And finally, you could make all your employees aware of the risks of spam. Teach them how to spot spam emails and what is the best way to deal with them in order to save time and significantly reduce the risk of malware or a data breach.
If that kind of training is something you’d like some help with, get in touch.
Until next time, keep fit and have fun!
We all know that spam emails are a pain in the butt! But did you know that hours upon hours are being wasted on filtering through them and deleting them? Well yada yada yada there are some things you can do to help cut down the time lost. Get in touch if you're interested in some training for your business.
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