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

  • Apple + U2: Worst. Spam. Ever. 6 Oct. 2014 Malcolm James

    It was bound to happen. In a world where digital information is cheap, we bandy bits and bytes around like they’re kernels of popcorn inside a giant hot air popper. The bits and bytes, modern currency ...

  • September Spam Roundup 3 Oct. 2014 Sue Walsh

    Fall is here, and that means football, ghosts and goblins and preparing for winter. Spam is just heating up though, with the World Series, new gadget announcements, major world events and of course the holidays on ...

  • FBI Issues Spam Warning! 30 Sept. 2014 Sue Walsh

    The FBI has issued a warning about an email scam that attempts to extort money from unwitting recipients. The emails say the recipient is the subject of a criminal investigation and that charges will be pressed ...

  • Takes the Fight to Spammers 29 Sept. 2014 Malcolm James

    I often characterize spam as a socially transmitted disease, because, well, it is. Without our computers, phones, and IOE (Internet of Everything) devices, we’d be faced with the grim task of actually knocking on a neighbors’ ...

  • Two More Major Retailers Admit Data Breaches 25 Sept. 2014 Sue Walsh

    Home Depot has finally confirmed what security experts have suspected for a while now: they were hacked. The company admitted their systems were compromised by malware and nearly 60 million credit card numbers are now for ...

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