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Spam has surely earned its reputation as one of the greatest annoyances of the computer age. But that unwanted daily info-dump into your team’s email inboxes is more than just annoying -- it can be downright damaging to your business. Let’s look at some of the ways spam can hurt you, as compiled by our Austin IT support team at Gravity Systems.

Distraction - For many workers, even the normal influx of necessary email represents an unhelpful source of distraction. Constant notification flags and chimes already draw your team’s attention away from their work as it is. Spam multiplies that distraction exponentially, yielding nothing positive in return.

Clutter - A cluttered email box is a recipe for chaos. Genuinely important messages can easily get buried under a mountain of junk, possibly leading to some serious businesses errors and omissions. The more of that junk your employees regularly receive, the less attention they may start paying to their inboxes in general.

Lost drive space -Spam can overstuff more than just your inboxes. All those bytes take up an ever-increasing chunk of drive space, giving you less available storage for what really matters and (eventually) affecting computer performance.


Malware - Spam is a leading delivery method for viruses, Trojans, and other forms of dangerous malware. The more spam you collect, the higher the odds that someone will open the wrong attachment at some point. This is especially true if the spam is composed to resemble legitimate business correspondence.

Don’t just ignore or put up with all that spam -- let Gravity Anti-Spam nip the problem in the bud. Our system checks every incoming email, rates its probable legitimacy, and then relays your email to you in whatever form you find most convenient. Contact us today to make your spam problem a thing of the past!