Anti Spam Section

Welcome to the MSExchange.org anti spam section. Here you will find the latest news, white papers, and a number of essential links to help all Exchange administrators combat spam on their servers. This section also contains the exclusive MSExchange.org Server Based Anti Spam Comparison Chart, a comprehensive comparison of eight of the leading anti spam products for Exchange Server.

Choosing the right software

In the past, when spam mail was in its infancy, simply setting up certain keyword rules on your users' email client would usually do the trick to block unsolicited mail - or you just wouldn't bother since a few sporadic messages never caused too much trouble. However, now that over 75% of Internet email consists of spam, a more complete and realistic solution is required. As a network administrator, you are faced with two options; a 'Client-Based Solution' or a 'Server Based Solution'. We would strongly recommend server based software: this installs at the gateway, centralizing all spam management configuration and filtering out spam before it reaches your mail server or Exchange message store, as opposed to a client-based approach which would require constant updating of client configurations.

Click here for a list of Anti Spam software solutions.

MSExchange.org Server Based Antispam Comparison

With the multitude of antispam solutions for Exchange, choosing the one that's suited to your network's present and future needs is no simple task. That's why we have prepared this feature comparison in which eight of the leading vendors of antispam solutions have participated. By comparing the features of these solutions side by side, you should be able to get a clearer picture of which solution is the best overall and which one will provide you with the best value for money, ensuring that the solution that you eventually pursue turns out to be the right one.

Click here to check out the MSExchange.org Server Based Antispam Comparison.

The chart was last updated on May 16, 2012

Readers' Choice Award - Preferred Anti Spam Solution for Exchange Server

MSExchange.org conducts yearly polls, as part of its monthly Readers' Choice Awards, to determine which third party anti spam solution for Microsoft Exchange is preferred by visitors. GFI MailEssentials for Exchange/SMTP has been presented with the MSExchange.org Reader's Choice Award within the anti spam category for the last two years running. The Reader's Choice Award serves as a seal of approval by Exchange administrators, making it the most trustworthy endorsement of a product's quality and reliability.

Click here to see the latest Readers Choice Award - Anti Spam for Exchange Category.

Latest Spam News

  • Massive Spam Scheme Nets Over 1 Billion Email Addresses 13 March 2015 Sue Walsh

    <p>Three people were indicted on computer and wire fraud, and money laundering charges, in a Georgia courtroom in an operation the acting U.S. attorney called one of the largest data&#8230;<a class="read-more" href="http://www.theemailadmin.com/2015/03/massive-spam-scheme-nets-1-billion-email-addresses/">read more &#8594;</a></p> <p>The post ...

  • Internet-Connected Refrigerator Turned Into Spam bot 12 March 2015 Sue Walsh

    <p>An internet-connected refrigerator was discovered to be part of a botnet and part of a spam campaign responsible for pumping out over 750,000 spam messages. These sort of occurrences may&#8230;<a class="read-more" href="http://www.theemailadmin.com/2015/03/internet-connected-refrigerator-turned-spam-bot/">read more &#8594;</a></p> <p>The post ...

  • CASL Flexes its Muscles: CRTC Slaps $1 Million Spam Fine on Training Company 10 March 2015 Malcolm James

    <p>If you woke up today, poured yourself a tall, steaming mug of coffee, flipped on the TV and asked yourself the same question you ask yourself every day, then you’re&#8230;<a class="read-more" href="http://www.theemailadmin.com/2015/03/casl-flexes-muscles-crtc-slaps-1-million-spam-fine-training-company/">read more &#8594;</a></p> <p>The post ...

  • Malware Author Pleads Guilty 5 March 2015 Sue Walsh

    <p>The admitted author of Blackshades, a RAT malware variant, plead guilty in a Manhattan court room yesterday. Alex Yucel of Sweden did not hesitate to enter his plea, admitting he&#8230;<a class="read-more" href="http://www.theemailadmin.com/2015/03/malware-author-pleads-guilty/">read more &#8594;</a></p> <p>The post ...

  • FBI Teases $3 Million Reward for GameOver Zeus Creator 3 March 2015 Malcolm James

    <p>Looking to make a little quick cash? You could buy lottery tickets, but you have a better chance of being struck by lightning than winning the big one. Keep telling&#8230;<a class="read-more" href="http://www.theemailadmin.com/2015/03/fbi-issues-3-million-reward-gameover-zeus-creator/">read more &#8594;</a></p> <p>The post ...

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