GFI MailEssentials - Voted Readers’ Choice Award Winner - Exchange Anti Spam Solution Category

by The Editor [Published on 21 July 2005 / Last Updated on 14 Nov. 2012]

GFI MailEssentials was selected the winner in the Exchange Anti Spam Solution category of the Readers’ Choice Awards. Symantec Mail Security and Sybari Advanced Spam Manager were runner-up and first runner-up respectively.

Winner in Exchange Anti Spam Solution Category of Readers’ Choice Awards: GFI MailEssentials

July 21st 2005 – GFI MailEssentials was selected the winner in the Exchange Anti Spam Solution category of the Readers’ Choice Awards. Symantec Mail Security and Sybari Advanced Spam Manager were runner-up and first runner-up respectively.

GFI MailEssentials


1st GFI MailEssentials 27%
2nd Symantec Mail Security 16%
3rd Sybari Advanced Spam Manager 7%
4th Barracuda Spam Firewall 6%
5th BitDefender for MailServers 4%
6th McAfee SpamKiller 4%
7th NetIQ MailMarshal SMTP 4%
8th TrendMicro ScanMail 4%
9th Brightmail AntiSpam 3%
10th Clearswift MailSweeper 3%
11th iHateSpam 3%
12th SurfControl Email Filter 3%
13th eXclaimer Enterprise Anti Spam 1%
14th Lyris Mailshield Server 0%
Other* 15%

*Sophos Pure Message

The last Readers’ Choice poll carried out for Exchange anti spam solutions was taken in November 2003. Almost two years have passed and the results and products have changed drastically. Although GFI MailEssentials has gotten the majority of votes again, the other anti spam solutions have narrowed the gap from the top spot. A number of new products added to the list this year have done remarkably well, such as Symantec Mail Security coming in second place. The voting was quite varied since there are so many anti spam solutions on the market, with a high proportion of votes going to the Other category. See the full results of the previous Readers' Choice for Exchange Anti Spam solution

“Our Reader’s Choice Awards give visitors to our site the opportunity to vote for the products they view as the very best in their respective category,” said Stephen Chetcuti, manager. “ users are specialists in their field who encounter various solutions for Exchange Server at the workplace. Their vote serves as a solid peer-to-peer recommendation of the winning product.”

Regular polls are conducted to discover which product is preferred by Exchange administrators in a particular category of third party solutions for Microsoft Exchange Server. The awards draw a huge response per category and are based entirely on the visitors’ votes. users can submit their votes for the current Readers' Award poll in the site’s left-hand bar.

If you’d like to know who the past Readers’ Choice winners were, please take a look at our Readers’ Choice Awards Yearly Roundup. Readers’ Choice Awards for 2005

Even more awards will be given out during 2005. Visitors to will once again have the opportunity to vote for their preferred Exchange Server products. Below is a list of the Readers’ Choice categories, the month that visitors can submit their votes, and the announced winners.

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