Anti Spam Section

Welcome to the 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 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. 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 Server Based Antispam Comparison.

The chart was last updated on May 16, 2012

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

  • JPMorgan Chase Phishing Attack Packs a Double Whammy 27 Aug. 2014 Malcolm James

    Two words you never want to hear together are ‘massive’ and ‘phishing.’ They’re normally followed by ‘attack,’ and then you could be in for a world of hurt, especially for users who aren’t predisposed to vigilance. ...

  • Canadians Speak Out: We Don’t Want Your Spam 20 Aug. 2014 Malcolm James

    Considering what a pain in the posterior this thing called spam truly is, it doesn’t seem particularly newsworthy to write an article reporting that a group of people admit to hating the stuff. That’s like writing ...

  • E-Z Pass Users Targeted in Phishing Attack 18 Aug. 2014 Sue Walsh

    If you’re a driver with E-Z Pass, you’re not alone. Over 24 million people across 15 states use the handy gadget to make going through tolls fast and easy. There’s no waiting in line behind some ...

  • Is Spam Free Speech? 15 Aug. 2014 Sue Walsh

    Is spam actually a form of protected speech? Some people think so. “The 1950s anti-communist blacklists, assembled without due process, have essentially returned in a new form on the Internet,” James McGrath Morris wrote in The ...

  • FTC Fines Spammer $350K 14 Aug. 2014 Sue Walsh

    A man Spamhaus has listed as the #2 spammer in the world has been hit with a hefty fine for violating the CAN-SPAM and FTC Acts. Yair Shalev of Florida and his company, Kobeni Inc. must ...

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