Internet Related/Filtering/Firewall Thread, Spam Filter Software in Technical; Hi,
We currently have a spam filter in place which doesn't seem to be doing the job so we was ...
13th May 2013, 02:16 PM #1
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Spam Filter Software
We currently have a spam filter in place which doesn't seem to be doing the job so we was wondering what software everyone uses. Also, what do you think of the software?
I've looked into:
Iomart - http://www.iomartcloud.com/mail-filtering
Altman - http://www.altman.co.uk/email-security/email-filtering/email-filtering-for-education
Censornet - http://www.censornet.com/en/products/mailsafe
They all seem fairly good.
13th May 2013, 02:40 PM #2
Before now, I've just told exchange to use spamhaus' filters: SBL - IP Spam Filter - The Spamhaus Project for spam filtering, and it cuts spam down to 0.1% (based on what I used to get when running my own exchange server) (zen.spamhaus.org as an exchange provider)
Last edited by nickbro; 13th May 2013 at 02:43 PM.
13th May 2013, 03:02 PM #3
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A Barracuda spam firewall. We find it very effective and very little spam gets through.
13th May 2013, 03:21 PM #4
We use a combination of the spamhaus blocklists (as per NickBro's post above), Dyn Email Gateway that runs all our incoming mail through SpamAssassin before it reaches our Exchange server, and the built-in Exchange 2010 anti-spam.
(Probably in that order of effectiveness.)
13th May 2013, 08:30 PM #5
Altman is just a re-branded/resold product, can't remember exactly which now.
Originally Posted by Bill_Tech_Leigh
Censornet is very basic, and the management console is dire, in my opinion.
Iomart seemed to be very good when it was demonstrated to me.
13th May 2013, 08:34 PM #6
13th May 2013, 09:51 PM #7
IIRC Altman is webroot.
If you're a smoothwall user, you could try our spam filtering - its nothing fancy but it does do the business.
13th May 2013, 10:05 PM #8
Webroot, yes, I think you're right.
Originally Posted by tom_newton
13th May 2013, 10:10 PM #9
I've used mailscanner with good effect: ::: Official Home Page for MailScanner - Anti-Virus and Anti-Spam Filter :::
Another thing I don't have to worry about with Google apps.
14th May 2013, 08:19 AM #10
14th May 2013, 09:56 AM #11
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We have a cloud based solution that can integrate with your AD if needed. The charges vary depending on the quantity of mailboxes to clean. Cost is around £2.50 per year per mailbox, coming down much lower if the volume is over 500 mailboxes. Do feel free to contact us if you want to chat through some options - 0161 615 1270
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