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

  • GoDaddy has Some Serious ‘Splaining to do, Gives User Information to a Spammer 22 April 2014 Malcolm James

    GoDaddy, you got some ‘splainin’ to do! Normally, that phrase (or one like it) invokes comical images, but this is no laughing matter, if appearances are fact. You see, the true power in the modern Webworld ...

  • Spammers Get Sleazier with Attachment within Attachment Technique 16 April 2014 Malcolm James

    Spammers don’t really need to be any sleazier. The fact is, they’re so slimy that they glide when they walk, but it seems they’re just not content with being among the worst people in society. And ...

  • A Few Misconceptions About Fighting Spam 14 April 2014 Jeff

    It’s often hard for people who are not involved with security to understand much of the terminology that gets thrown around because like any other industry there is an entire lexicon of jargon that can make ...

  • Give and Take: Is CASL Unduly Unfair to Charities? 8 April 2014 Malcolm James

    After a frustrating path to reality, it appears that the Canadian Anti Spam Law (CASL) is ready to be put into action. The law, which garnered a great deal of attention when it was first passed ...

  • Spotting Shifts in Spammer Methods 7 April 2014 Jeff

    Not too long ago a study form Custora provided a snapshot of e-commerce customer acquisition. In this report that they found email marketing to be one of the top methods for finding new customers; in fact ...

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