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who or what do you use for email hosting/spam filtering???


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#1 michael_aussie

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 05:58 PM

What/who do you (or the company you work for) use for spam filtering and email hosting???

Is it any good??

Reliable??
No false positives.
Low spam volume getting through?
Easy to blacklist/whitelist email addresses??
Easy to view and filter logs??

Would you recommend the host you use??

PLEASE DON'T JUST BE A "READER".
HELP OTHERS BY POSTING YOUR INFORMATION.


My company used a linux box with TrendMicro.
This worked well, although kept dropping off line for no apparant reason.

We have changed over to a service provider that uses Barracuda.
This has good filtering and reporting tools, but unfortunately gives many false positives.

We are now considering changing to either MessageLabs or WebRoot??

Any comments??


Who or what do you use for email hosting/spam filtering???

Edited by michael_aussie, 28 June 2010 - 06:05 PM.


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Posted 28 June 2010 - 06:31 PM

POP3 or IMAP?

Is there a reason you don't have your own mailserver? Can those concerns be mitigated by a turnkey set up?

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#3 michael_aussie

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 07:41 PM

POP3 or IMAP?

Is there a reason you don't have your own mailserver? Can those concerns be mitigated by a turnkey set up?


We do have a mail server. However, to avoid the crap generated from spambots even getting in the front door, we use a host to initially filter our email.

The process is:
1. Our emails are directed to our email host.
2. The host filters for spam and virus.
3. The host then forwards the filtered emails
4. Our exchanged server is configured to only accept emails via the host.

This is a very common configuration.

An alternative is to purchase hardware like a Cisco Ironport.

We currently use an external host. The host we current use has a Barracuda.
We are finding this is giving too many false positives (removing “good” emails).
I am going to change to another host (maybe MessageLabs) and am interested to know who/what other users use, their effectiveness, user-friendliness, and any other issues.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 11:12 PM

I find it hard to believe that the 70 people who have read this thread so far don't use any sort of spam/virus filtering?

If you simply rely on exchange please make a note here.
If you rely on windows firewall make a note here.
If you rely on windows security centre make a note here.
If you don't use anything make a note here (and I suggest you start using something).
If you don't know make a note here.

These forums only work if people share their ideas and experiences.

IF YOU ARE READING THIS AND RECEIVE EMAILS ON ANYTHING OTHER THAN HOTMAIL, GMAIL OR YAHOO, PLEASE LIST HOW YOU FILTER FOR SPAM AND VIRUSES.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 11:35 PM

For example, Animal lists in their profile that they use Kaspersky for spam filtering.

I understand this is only sold as a package to run on your network and local machines.

THIS IS THE SORT OF INFORMATION I AM LOOKING FOR!!!

I would like to know what you are using, and what you think about it, to help me decide what to change to.

Edited by michael_aussie, 28 June 2010 - 11:35 PM.


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Posted 29 June 2010 - 05:15 AM

All I have is my home computer and a laptop. I use to use Spamfighter when I had XP. Now that I have wn7, I use Incredimail for my email and it has it's own spam blocker. Spamfighter does not work with Incredimail or I would still be using it.. :thumbsup:
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#7 michael_aussie

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 06:18 PM

ty Wildabeast, I guess you are the only person who spam/virus filters their emails, .... congratulations.

To the other 100+ "viewers", I am disappointed.
It would take you 10 seconds to click "reply", type the name of who or how you spam/virus filter your emails and then click post reply.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 08:53 PM

Avast scans my mail for viruses and Outlook filters for spam.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 07:04 PM

I use Postini. It works before emails ever get to me.




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