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

  • Report: U.S. an Oasis for Spam 13 May 2014 Malcolm James

    It’s no secret that the US has been a darling for spammers. One of the world’s largest economies makes for a prime target, especially considering the connected nature of the United States. It’s a big target ...

  • April Spam Roundup 5 May 2014 Sue Walsh

    Spring has sprung and the spam is blooming. April saw email hacking at AOL, spam celebrating a birthday, and lots of new spam campaigns. Let’s take a look at the top spam news for April. AOL ...

  • Think Terminator was Fantasy? Think Again. Bot Traffic on the Rise 5 May 2014 Malcolm James

    It’s been 30 years since The Terminator graced big screens with its dystopian view of the future, and (spoiler alert) it didn’t go well for the human race. James Cameron’s sci-fi thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger was ...

  • Massive Spam Campaign Pushes Zeus Variant 30 April 2014 Sue Walsh

    A massive new spam campaign is targeting several major companies and its payload is a variant of the infamous Zeus Trojan. Security experts spotted the campaign over the weekend and said major corporations like Facebook, Bank ...

  • Does Legitimacy Make LinkedIn and Zoosk Spam All Right? 28 April 2014 Malcolm James

    Spam is a social disease. That’s a fair way to describe it, because it’s pervasive in modern society, it’s widely considered to be undesirable, it often has a harmful purpose, and it seems to get worse ...

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