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

  • Google Unveils New CAPTCHA 18 Dec. 2014 Sue Walsh

    <p>Google has come up with a new kind of CAPTCHA that eliminates the codes that frustrate many and replaces them with a simple checkbox. Called No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA, it asks&#8230;<a class="read-more" href="http://www.theemailadmin.com/2014/12/google-unveils-new-captcha/">read more &#8594;</a></p> <p>The post ...

  • Phishing Attack Targets GoDaddy Customers 17 Dec. 2014 Sue Walsh

    <p>GoDaddy customers are the target of a new phishing campaign with the goal of domain thefts. Security experts say emails that look like official ICANN notifications or marketing emails offering&#8230;<a class="read-more" href="http://www.theemailadmin.com/2014/12/phishing-attack-targets-godaddy-customers/">read more &#8594;</a></p> <p>The post ...

  • Ever Wonder What a Spammer’s Template Looks Like? Wonder No More. 15 Dec. 2014 Malcolm James

    <p>Spam is much more than a nuisance. It’s a tremendous source of comedy. And while you might have a hard time most days considering the email that never seems to&#8230;<a class="read-more" href="http://www.theemailadmin.com/2014/12/ever-wonder-spammers-template-looks-like-wonder/">read more &#8594;</a></p> <p>The post ...

  • UK ISP Ignores Spam Complaints, Denies Data Breach 12 Dec. 2014 Sue Walsh

    <p>Customers of UK ISP Plusnet claim they are being bombarded with spam on email addresses they insist only the company has. They are calling on the company to investigate a&#8230;<a class="read-more" href="http://www.theemailadmin.com/2014/12/uk-isp-ignores-spam-complaints-denies-data-breach/">read more &#8594;</a></p> <p>The post ...

  • Microsoft Fights Irish Email Warrant 11 Dec. 2014 Sue Walsh

    <p>Microsoft has filed an appeal of a court decision that demanded it turn over emails stored on a server in Ireland. The warrant, handed down by a New York Magistrate&#8230;<a class="read-more" href="http://www.theemailadmin.com/2014/12/microsoft-fights-irish-email-warrant/">read more &#8594;</a></p> <p>The post ...

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