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#1 pluke the 2

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 12:07 PM

Hey Guys, 

 

Long time lurker here... 

 

I'm having issues with a specific domain. The company has about 15 e-mails that are all getting about 40-60 spam e-mails a day. I was wondering if there is a recommended program free or paid that you gurus can recommend me. 

 

All computers are equipped with Avast but they are not the paid versions with no e-mail filtering options. We could switch over to a new AntiVirus program that has exceptional e-mail filtering embedded or a 3rd party stand alone software. 

 

Thanks in advance. 



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Posted 26 February 2015 - 12:17 PM

Does their email server have any anti-spam solution such as SpamAssassin or similar? I prefer to filter at the server level if possible.



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Posted 26 February 2015 - 12:28 PM

this is the company hosting their domain and i don't believe they offer any anti spam solution at the email server.

 

http://www.networksolutions.com/

 

the isp is actually where the emails are being stored... 


Edited by pluke the 2, 26 February 2015 - 12:29 PM.


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Posted 26 February 2015 - 12:39 PM

If one is forced to filter on computer level -- Avast's email shield is possible.  However, I'm not sure it's going to catch "legal" [non-loaded] spam. For best filtering, each email program [on each computer] will have to be educated on a weekly basis on what to reject the next time and every time after that.  I use Mozilla Thunderbird - and it kinda sorta "tells" the att server what to reject as well.


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Posted 26 February 2015 - 01:00 PM

I've never used this program but a client of mine loves it. You may want to take a look at it  Mail Washer Pro http://www.firetrust.com/products/mailwasher-pro



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Posted 26 February 2015 - 01:39 PM

Hi pluke the 2 :)

Do they have control of their mail server on that hosting company, or does the hosting company manages it for them? Also, are they running Microsoft Exchange or another mail server?

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 05:01 PM

Running POP server. And the hosting company manages the webmail for them. I know they have a spam filtering option but that unfortunately doesn't work that well. 

 

The machines that need the help are workstations and they are using outlook 2010 via POP setups.



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Posted 26 February 2015 - 05:02 PM

Alright so basically they need a software to be installed locally on every machines and not one to be installed on the mail server since they can't access it. I was asking these questions so people with suggestions will know what kind of recommendations they should give :)

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 05:48 PM

MailWasher, http://www.mailwasher.net
 

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 05:50 PM

There's an alternative to installing a SPAM filter on the clients or on the server: a third party SPAM filter.

The idea is that you change the DNS MX records to point to the server of the third party, they filter the SPAM out and then deliver the remaining e-mails to the mail server.


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Posted 03 March 2015 - 12:26 PM

There's an alternative to installing a SPAM filter on the clients or on the server: a third party SPAM filter.

The idea is that you change the DNS MX records to point to the server of the third party, they filter the SPAM out and then deliver the remaining e-mails to the mail server.

Man, that sounds good; how does that DNS MX work?


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Posted 03 March 2015 - 02:10 PM

Simple

 

 

There's an alternative to installing a SPAM filter on the clients or on the server: a third party SPAM filter.

The idea is that you change the DNS MX records to point to the server of the third party, they filter the SPAM out and then deliver the remaining e-mails to the mail server.

Man, that sounds good; how does that DNS MX work?

 

 

Simple, an MX record is a DNS record that points to an email server.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MX_record


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