The benefits of having email scanned and flagged when identified as spam are:
- Time savings because you do not have to open an email message or set up an email filter in order to identify email messages suspected to be spam.
- Reduced spam because the fewer spam email messages you open, the fewer you will receive in the future. This is because opening a spam email often indicates to the spammer that the address it was sent to is a valid address.
- Simpler spam management if you receive only a little spam because no action on your part is required to set up spam flagging. In the past, you had to either set up email filters or install an add-on product to your desktop.
- Easier email filter setup because now you can use the spam index number on each email message to identify spam and route it to your spam folder.