Anti-Spam software can help prevent you receiving spam emails which may contain rude photographs, links to inappropriate websites asking for your bank or credit card details, asking for charity donations or asking for money for some sick children in Africa, selling products and or services which aren't appropriate for you or children to view as well many other types of inappropriate readings and pictures. Spam emails may also contain viruses, worms or Trojan horses which if opened attach to your computer and or email account.
No-one wants to receive thousands of spam emails especially in your personal inbox so you need to take action, if you don't more and more spam emails are going to locate your address and send you even more spam. In a business email account you seem to get more spam especially if the email address is viewable on your website. If this is true you should create an email address for the purpose of your website and then all your website generated emails go into this inbox.
An Anti-Spam software package should include spam filters, which allow your normal mail to pass to your inbox with no problems but spam emails will be diverted into a spam or junk folder automatically. You should always check your spam or junk inbox though because I've found sometimes my normal mail goes it there too so always best to check before you delete all your junk emails. A spam filter will look for 'buzz' words, which are rude, inappropriate etc. then direct them to your junk folder. If viruses are attached to emails these are blocked usually by the use of single or multiple virus engines, which check every email, that comes through to your inbox. The filter also filters out inappropriate photographs and images, which is unsuitable for everyone.
You may not even know you have viruses on your computer at home or at work, so a good spam filter will not only check incoming emails for viruses but your outgoing emails too. If you send emails out to clients, friends or family you don't want to send them a virus do you. So a good spam filter will protect both ingoing and outgoing emails.
A good Anti-Spam software package will provide you with information on what emails are blocked as spam and any other information you may want to know included what viruses may have been attached to certain emails.
Anti-Spam Software can not only help a business but a home computer too, so go get youself some Anti-Spam Software.